Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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Citrus fruits and melon mixed with floral notes which appear with great intensity in this wine. On the palate it is fresh lively and sparkling with good persistence and pleasant fruit

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Sant Ema:
In 1917 a young Pedro Pavone-Voglino left his homeland in Italy’s Piamonte wine region and embarked upon the long journey to the New World. His pioneering spirit led him to Chile and allowed him to come to know the beauty and benefits of the Maipo Valley. Pavone Family Captivated by the area’s landscape and its particular qualities for wine production, he decided to settle there ... Read more
In 1917 a young Pedro Pavone-Voglino left his homeland in Italy’s Piamonte wine region and embarked upon the long journey to the New World. His pioneering spirit led him to Chile and allowed him to come to know the beauty and benefits of the Maipo Valley. Pavone Family Captivated by the area’s landscape and its particular qualities for wine production, he decided to settle there and acquired the land that is now Viña Santa Ema in 1931. He began producing grapes for vinification, which, due to their quality were sold to well-known Chilean wineries. He married Marta Arbea Perrot in the small town of Isla de Maipo, where their children and descendents still live today. In 1956, ‘Don’ Pedro and his oldest son, Félix Pavone-Arbea, began making and marketing bottled wines that soon earned recognition by the industry and consumers alike. Félix Pavone continued the work of his father, married Catalina Moreno, settled into the family home in Isla de Maipo and had four children: María Cecilia, Félix, Rossana, and Pilar, who have all actively worked in the winery since their youth. In the late 1960s the winery purchased a significant amount of land in the Peumo sector of the Cachapoal Valley. This area is particularly known for its high quality red varietals, such as Carignan, Carignan, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and, of course, Carmenère. The company’s first exports began in 1986 with shipments to Brazil. Today Santa Ema wines are exported to more than 30 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The primary market is the United States, where Santa Ema is consistently among the top 10 Chilean wineries in terms of sales. In Chile, Santa Ema has earned a solid position by becoming one of the highest-selling Chilean wineries in restaurants, hotels, and wine shops. El Peral In 2003 the company inaugurated its modern new El Peral vinification facility in Isla de Maipo, surrounded by 50 hectares of estate vineyards. The 3.2 million-liter winery is equipped with the highest technology available for fine wine production and is widely recognized as a local landmark. Over the years, Santa Ema has been recognized by the most important national and international organizations and has earned numerous medals in competitions such as the Concours Mundial de Bruxelles and distinctions in prestigious international trade magazines. It was recently named to the Wine Spectator’s list of Top 20 World’s Finest Value Brands, Wine Advocate rated four Santa Ema wines above 90 points, and Wine & Spirits named it Value Winery of the Year. But for Santa Ema, the most important distinction of all is the preference of its consumers around the world to appreciate the work of three generations dedicated to the production of consistently high quality wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: revholyh2o
78322012
4.00 5
02/25/2011

had the Santa Ema SB tonight at a local Thai rest. Thought it was a little rich, but great overall. Good balance of fruit, (pear, white grape) and acidity. A nice white with fish, shrimp, chicken. A great buy for a restaurant wine; great price for where we were. It was a nice fit for the meal. Hope I can find it retail locally.


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
124190437
3.00 5
12/31/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Bright straw-yellow, this Sauvignon Blanc has intense aromas of fresh citrus fruits accompanied by notes of apples and pears. It is a fresh young wine with good balance and pleasing acidity.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
03/25/2010

Fresh young wine with good balance and pleasing acidity


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Bright straw-yellow


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Citrus fruits and melon mixed with floral notes which appear with great intensity in this wine. On the palate it is fresh lively and sparkling with good persistence and pleasant fruit



Citrus fruits and melon mixed with floral notes which appear with great intensity in this wine. On the palate it is fresh lively and sparkling with good persistence and pleasant fruit

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