Cabernet Merlot Barrel Reserve 60/40 2015


Cabernet Merlot Barrel Reserve 60/40

  • Sustainable
Regulated designation
Denominación de Origen
Valle Central
Valle del Maipo
Cabernet Sauvignon 60 %
Merlot 40 %
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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. This 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. The new wine was barrel in French and American oak for 6–8 months for greater complexity and structure.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 90 points -

May 2017

A red with blueberry, dark chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, juicy fruit and a savory finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

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