Santa Ema Icon “Catalina” 2011

Santa Ema Icon “Catalina” 2011

Stout on the nose, with wild berry, cassis, olive, mint and herbal notes. The palate is structured and strong, with juicy red fruit, vanilla and tobacco flavors. Finishes tight and long, with a touch of astringency and tannic bite.

93 points, “Year’s Best” – Wine & Spirits

91 points, Wine Spectator

Wine Notes & Recommendations

Grape Varieties
75% Cabernet Sauvignon – 18% Carmenère– 7% Cabernet Franc.
Appellation
Rosario de Codao State – Peumo – Cachapoal Valley, Chile.
Aging
14 months in French oak barrels (100% new).
Yield of Vineyard
1.6 tons per acre – 4 tons per hectare.
Cellaring
Over 5 years
Serving
64 °F (18° C).
Decanting
One hour of decanting is strongly recommended

91Points

93Points

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Santa Ema Icon “Catalina” 2011

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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