Santa Ema Amplus Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Santa Ema Amplus Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Amplus is a Latin word that means important, honorable, and distringuished-concepts that clearly define the wines in Santa Ema’s Amplus line.  They are more concentrated and have more fruit expressions due to the naturally low yielding vines/

Peumo is one of the most famous areas for carmenere in Chile. The cool air that follows the Cachapoal River down from the Andes meets the intense sun of the area, allowing the vines to mature their fruit while sustaining freshness in the grapes. The 2016 vintage was marked by a dry winter followed by a cold and rainy spring.   The
resulting wines are fresh and very elegant, with good balance and low alcohol levels.

VINTAGE: 2016

VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

APPELLATION: Layda Valley

AGING: Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottling six months later.

ALCOHOL: 13.6 %

TASTING NOTES:
Clean, bright green.  Very exuberant and expressive with tremendous personality and mineral notes framed by lime and lychee aromas that lend great complexity and elegance. Voluminous, balanced, and fresh with the clear herbaceous notes typical of the valley and pleasing acidity on the finish. Ideal with oysters and ceviches. Also delicious with oven-baked or grilled fish, and fresh cheeses.

 

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Santa Ema Amplus Sauvignon Blanc 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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