Catalina 2015

SANTA EMA

Catalina
2015

Product code
813355
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Allocated
Status
Available
Country
Chile
Regulated designation
Denominación de Origen
Region
Valle Central
Subregion
Valle del Maipo
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon 72 %
Carmenère 20 %
Cabernet Franc 8 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

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

The 2015 vintage was characterized by low precipitation and occasional warm weather at the end of the winter, which encouraged early and even budbreak. Some rain fell in late spring, which balanced the growth and development of the grapes. The high temperatures in the summer and fall extended the harvest until the end of May. All of these conditions produced ripe and healthy grapes that were harvested earlier than normal with good fruit character and excellent tannin maturation.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 86ºF (30ºC) followed by a 6-day post-fermentation maceration. Once the malolactic fermentation was complete, each variety was aged separately in a special selection of barrels for 10 months for greater structure and complexity. After making the final blend, the wine was returned to the barrels for another 4 months to round out the blend and obtain an extraordinary and distinguished blend.

Tasting notes

Classic and elegant with aromas of red fruits, plums, and cherries intermingled with notes of tobacco and vanilla that lend tremendous complexity. Intense and well structured with ripe tannins. This is an enveloping wine with magnificent fruit expression reflected in its long, broad finish. Pair with aged cheeses, grilled red meats, pork, and well-seasoned dishes.

Press reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards

- 91 points -

May 2018

Carefully crafted, with elegance and equilibrium, yet still very youthful but with the acidity and spice that promises more to come.

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James Suckling

- 91 points -

March 2018

A serious red with blackcurrant and hot stone character. Full body, balanced and juicy with berry and chocolate flavors. Focused finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and cabernet franc.

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