Cabernet Sauvignon Amplus 2014


Cabernet Sauvignon Amplus

Regulated designation
Denominación de Origen
Valle Central
Valle del Maipo
Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
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

High-altitude vineyards planted at the foot of the Andes in Chile’s most prestigious and emblematic zone for Cabernet Sauvignon. In this 2014 vintage, the spring was cold and rainy with frosts that reduced fruit set and lowered the natural yields. The hot, dry weather during the summer and fall resulted in a healthy, ripe, and concentrated production and enabled harvesting to begin earlier than usual with exceptional grapes that will deliver concentrated wines full of flavor.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 86ºF (30ºC) followed by a 6-day post-fermentation process. Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months for greater complexity and structure.

Tasting notes

Complex and intense. Black fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, and plums lend great typicity accompanied by a touch of dark chocolate. A wine with tremendous concentration of firm, ripe tannins with a mouth-filling palate and a persistent, fruity finish. Enjoy with beef or lamb stew. Also excellent with aged cheeses.

Press reviews

 Wine and Spirits Magazine

- 93 points -

June 2017

The high altitude of Pirque, close to the Cordillera, offers herbal cabernet, often more delicate than wines grown in the rest of the Maipo Valley. Winemaker Andrés Sanhueza has considerably reduced the amount of new wood in his wines (in 2014, he aged 33 percent of the wine in new oak, down from 60 percent in past vintages), so the Pirque fruit is clearly felt here, delivering notes of ripe raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and herbs. The tannins are pointed, but covered by delicious fruit flavors that make it both juicy and firm. Enjoy its youthful energy with a beef brisket.

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