Iconos & Ultrapremium

Catalina

The elegance and style of Catalina Moreno Rodillo, wife of Santa Ema’s founder, are the inspiration for this wine. It’s a way to honor his love for the family, especially for his wife, as Félix Pavone Arbea placed his wife on this wine as a special dedication.

Its unique character and distinction are reflected in the exclusive cloth label. The name was written in Catalina’s own handwriting, and then delicately sewn onto the cloth.

This intense and complex blend reveals the typicity of the emblematic varieties of Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, together with the elegance and silkiness of Cabernet Franc.

All of the elegance and harmony of Santa Ema in just one bottle, with more than 25 years of history.

Characteristics

A unique blend made with the 20 best barrels of red wine at the winery.

This icon wine comes from Cerro Blanco, one of the highest vineyards in the Maipo Valley.

Limited production. Just 15,000 bottles made annually.

Aged 15 months in first-use French oak barrels.

After the final blend, it spends 5 additional months in barrels.

Unfiltered.

1 year aged in bottle.

Technical Sheet

Catalina 2017

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Awards & Recognitions

95 Points - Descorchados 2021
91 Points - James Suckling 2020
92 Points - Tim Atkin 2020
91 Points - Tim Atkin 2019
92 Points - Descorchados 2019
92 Points - Wine Advocate 2018
91 Points - James Suckling 2018
91 Points - Decanter 2018
90 Points - Wine Advocate 2017
92 Points - James Sucking 2017

Terroir

Location:

Pirque, Fundo Cerro Blanco. Slopes of the Andes Mountains.

Elevation:

1,000 m above sea level.

Climate:

Principally Mediterranean with dry periods, then rains concentrated in a period of 9 months, summers with large diurnal temperatures, up to 25ºC, allowing for the creation of significant levels of phenolic compounds.

Soils:

Colluvial. Low fertility with angular rocks and gravel that are irrigated by the waters of the Maipo River, rich in iron and phosphates that lend great character to the grapes.

Production:

3,400 cases of 9L.

Density of planting:

5,000 plants/ha. Year planted: 2005.

Harvest:

Beginning of April.

Blocks

Catalina's Blocks

16 / 18 Cabernet Sauvignon

20b Carmenere

11 Cabernet Franc