Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva
26 case(s) available
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...
Notes about product
High-altitude vineyards planted at the foot of the Andes in Chile’s most prestigious and emblematic zone for Cabernet Sauvignon: the Maipo Valley. The 2018 harvest began a little later than normal due to a cold and rainy spring followed by a temperate summer. High temperatures in March and April allowed the fruit to finish ripening and also helped compensate for the late start on the harvest, which ended in early May.
The grapes were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 30ºC followed by another 6 days of post-fermentation maceration. Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation the wine was barrel aged in French and American oak barrels for 8–10 months.
Elegant, sophisticated and complex, its fruit expression is of black cherries and plums, with tobacco and roasted coffee. Well-rounded and structured, with ripe tannins, a great texture and a persistent finish. Pair with grilled meats, spicy dishes, stews and ripe cheeses.
- 91 points -May 2020
A minty aroma accents the concentrated red fruit and spice flavors, flanked by dried green herbal notes. Minerally midpalate, with a crunchy, fresh-tasting finish. –KMSee detailed press review