Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Jun 17, 2010 Bodegas y Viñedos Santa Emiliana Eco Balance Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMaipo Valley, Chile $12-$15 www.emiliana.clSo here I was, sitting down, ready to write another South African wine review in honour of the World Cup (3rd SA wine this week). And then I heard that Chile earned their first World Cup victory in 48 years, bringing great joy and pride to Chileans everywhere. The underdog always gets my vote, so instead of reaching for a SA wine, I picked up this brand new Chilean release.In 1998, Bodegas y Viñedos Santa Emiliana, one of the best-known major Chilean wineries, contributed premium vineyards from the Casablanca, Maipo and Colchagua Valleys to an organic farming effort. From this was born Emiliana Orgánico, a project that is unique in Chile and a pioneer in Latin America. Viñedos Emiliana also produces premium ranges Emiliana Gê and Coyam, commanding scores in the 90’s and prices quadrupling this bottle.Their brand new range, Eco Balance, was farmed sustainably, with no pesticides or herbicides, packaged with eco-glass, labeled with ecologic paper and shipped in boxes of recycled material. I’m getting where the name came from. Eco Balance wines were “created for relaxed, everyday enjoyment.” I translate that into pleasant, simple, widely appealing and uncomplicated – which is exactly what this is. Plum, licorice and cherry popsicle on the nose lead to a medium body sip with fresh red fruit flavours, spice and soft tannins. This Cab Sauv (with 15% Syrah) goes down easy – bring this Chilean for your red wine hating friend and you’ll score like Jean Beausejour.If you need a vuvuzela break and would like to find out more about organic and biodynamic winemaking, play at the interactive vineyard on Emiliana’s websiteRating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)ChileRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.