Santa Ema Barrel Select 60/40 Blend 2015

Santa Ema Barrel Select 60/40 Blend 2015

The vines are planted in the heart of the valley, very close to the Maipo River, where they are influenced by the rocky soils and the winds that blow down from the Andes and in from the coast.


VARIETALS: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot,


AGING: 100% in French and American oak barrels for 6–8 months.

ALCOHOL: 13.5 %

Deep ruby red.  Intense. Recalls fruits such as dried plums and blackberries accompanied by light notes of toast, vanilla, and black pepper.  A concentrated, well-rounded, and ripe wine with great structure
and a persistent finish.  Enjoy with red and white meats, pastas, game birds, and cheeses.

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Santa Ema Barrel Select 60/40 Blend 2015

Region: Santa Ema

Santa Ema crafts generous, elegant and consumer-friendly wines produced in Isla de Maipo, the premier growing area in Chile’s acclaimed Maipo Valley, world-famous for its distinctive red wines. Santa Ema’s founding Pavone family trace their history in Chile back to 1917 when they first came to the region as grape farmers. Nearly 100 years and three generations of hands-on experience gives Santa Ema a deep understanding of the Maipo Valley’s unique terroir, and helps create some of the most irresistible wines in Chile.

MAIPO: The Maipo Valley is firmly established as a producer of exceptional Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. Santa Ema has two primary cellars in the valley: Izaga and El Peral. The cooling influence of the Maipo River on one side and the Andes Mountains on the other extend the growing season, while the shallow, alluvial soils provide ideal conditions for the valley’s red varietals.

CACHAPOAL: Located 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the cool winds blowing through the Rapel Valley allow Carmenere and other red grapes exceptionally long hang time.

CASABLANCA: Characterized by a cold, ocean-cooled climate, white wines from this region possess a tremendous fruitiness and elegance.

LEYDA: Even cooler than Casablanca, wines of this region possess a tremendous minerality and sophistication, led by outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Recognized as one of the strongest quality-to-price wine brands in the U.S. today, Santa Ema was recently included as one of Wine Spectator’s Top 20 World’s Finest Value Brands and named Value Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits magazine.

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