Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva 2018


Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva


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111 case(s) available

Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Denominación de Origen
Valle de San Antonio, Valle de Leyda
Sauvignon Blanc 100 %
Closure type
Metal screw cap
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 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 quality was very good, and despite yields that were higher than expected, the wines have good aromatic intensity and acidity, desirable volume, character, freshness, and rounded tannins.

Winemaking notes

50% of the grapes underwent a 4-hour pre-fermentation maceration at 50ºF (10ºC) and the remaining 50% was whole-cluster pressed. The must was clarified and fermented at 55ºF (13ºC) for 25 days. The wine was fined and bottled immediately to preserve all of the Leyda Valley’s cold-climate expression.

Tasting notes

Very complex with aromas of fresh-cut grass, passion fruit, and grapefruit, all framed by mineral notes. Perfectly balanced with firm expression and a long, refreshing finish. Pair with oysters, ceviche, fresh shellfish, goat cheese, and baked or grilled white fish.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 90 points -

April 2019

Bright, fresh limes and melon with fine acidity and a juicy and appealingly crisp palate that has freshness and depth. 

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