Carmenere Select Terroir 2017


Carmenere Select Terroir

Regulated designation
Denominación de Origen
Valle Central
Valle del Rappel, Valle de Colchagua
Carmenère 100 %
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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

This harvest was one of the earliest in the past decade and began at least three weeks earlier than usual due to a dry spring and a very hot summer. Yields were lower than expected, but of excellent quality with very healthy, aromatic, and highly concentrated grapes. The wines from this vintage will be remembered for their tremendous complexity, volume, and well-rounded texture.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 86ºF (30ºC), followed by a 3-day post-fermentation maceration. Part of the wine was aged in oak barrels for 4–6 months to obtain greater complexity in the final blend.

Tasting notes

Intense aromas of black fruits. blackberries, and blueberries along with black plums. A touch of tobacco and black pepper accompanied by the characteristic spiciness of the Carmenere. A smooth and velvety wine with ripe tannins. Well balanced with pleasing, moderate acidity. Pair with Pastas, vegetable casseroles, cheeses, and Chilean food in general.