Santa Ema Select Terroir Carmenere 2016

Santa Ema Select Terroir Carmenere 2016

Vineyards located in the area of Chepica, where the warm climate, long summer days and generous insulation during the morning contribute to the good ripening of the grapes.

VINTAGE: 2016

VARIETALS: 100% Carmenere

APPELLATION: Peumo, Cachapoal Valley, Chile

AGING: 60% of the blend in oak barrels for six months

ALCOHOL: 13.3 %

TASTING NOTES:
Dark red with violet hues.  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. Enjoy with pastas, vegetable casseroles, cheeses, and Chilean food in general.

 

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Santa Ema Select Terroir Carmenere 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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