About this winery
With over 60 years of professional experience, Santa Ema are pioneers in the Maipo Valley where they are always searching for the best expressions of terroir, from the mountains to the coast. The beginnings of Santa Ema date back to the beginning of the 20th century, when don Pedro Pavone Voglino, an Italian immigrant, sportsperson, and businessman, discovered a great terroir in Isla de Maipo, where the head offices still operate today. The founder and his son, Félix Pavone Arbea, an...
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Notes about product
This vintage was characterized by low precipitation and occasional warm
weather at the end of the winter, which encouraged early budbreak. Some
rain fell in late spring, which balanced the growth and development of the grapes. High temperatures in the summer and fall extended the harvest until the end of May. This produced ripe and healthy grapes that were harvested earlier than normal with good fruit character and excellent tannin maturation.
The grapes were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 86ºF (30ºC) followed by another 6 days of post-fermentation maceration. Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine was barrel aged for 8–10 months in French and American oak to obtain and deliver greater complexity and structure.