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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Emiliana Coyam (Certified Biodynamic) 2008
Emiliana Coyam (Certified Biodynamic) 2008
(search item no. 110339)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The word Coyam, meaning oak, was used by the Mapuches, the original inhabitants of Chile. Ancient oaks surround the Emiliana vineyards where these biodynamic grapes are grown. Aged in French and American oak for 13 months, the palate off ers well-balanced volume, round tannins, and a long fi nish that shows both character and personality.

The color is an intense violet-red. The bouquet has elegant expressions of ripe black-fruit including blackberries and cassis that are are delicately interwoven with oak, mineral, toffee, and chocolate notes. On the palate it is lush and full-bodied, with round tannins and a distinct long finish, that shows character and personality.

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About Vinedos Emiliana:

When it comes to organic farming, Chile is a natural. Flanked by the Andes to the east and the Pacific to the west, this long, narrow, remote land enjoys a geography and climate uniquely well suited to organic farming. Chile’s pristine environment offers exceptional growing conditions in which to nurture world-class organic wines. Founded in 1986 by Chile’s Guilisasti family, Vinedos Emiliana is a privately owned initiative dedicated to producing wines made from organic grapes and, in the case of the super-premium Emiliana Gê and Coyam, made in accordance with biodynamic principals as well. Introduction of the debut 2003 vintage Gê marked the release of South America’s first ever certified biodynamic wine. The progressive conversion of Emiliana's estate vineyards began in the mid-1990s. Today, Emiliana's vineyards total 2,812 acres in the regions of Maipo, Colchagua, Casablanca, Bío-Bío, Cachapoal and Limarí. Fully 1,470 acres enjoy official organic and biodynamic certification. The remaining 1,342 acres are ISO 14.001-certified and are transitioning to full organic status at a rate of 450 acres a year. Collectively, Emiliana constitutes the single largest source of estate-grown organic wines in the world. To underscore their commitment to making world-class organic wines, the Guilisasti family recruited consulting enologist Alvaro Espinoza to oversee the project. A visionary who is regarded as one of the world’s premier authorities on organic, biodynamic and eco-balanced wines, Espinoza works closely with Emiliana’s resident winemaker, Antonio Bravo, on Emiliana's entire range of award-winning labels. Emiliana's three winemaking facilities are located in Los Robles and Palmeras in the Colchagua and in the Maipo Valley.