Santa Ema Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Santa Ema Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The word ‘Amplus’ comes from Latin for important, sophisticated, distinguished, and honorable. This line represents the union of tradition and distinction of its Italian ancestors with the innovation of new times. These are modern wines with tremendous complexity and elegance, with whites that feature all the potential of the new Leyda Valley and reds with the tradition of Peumo in the Cachapoal Valley. Amplus Carignan comes from carefully tended 100-year-old Carignan vines in Peumo.

VINTAGE: 2016

VARIETALS: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION: Maipo Valley.

AGING: 12 months in French oak barrels (25% new, 50% second use, 25% third use), with a minimum of 6 months in the bottle.

ALCOHOL: 14.0 %

TASTING NOTES:
Deep, intense red. 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.

 

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Santa Ema Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Region: Santa Ema

WINERY OVERVIEW
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.

ACCOLADES
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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