Iconos & Ultrapremium

Rivalta

Rivalta is a wine made in tribute to Pedro Pavone-Voglino, father of Don Félix Pavone, founder of Santa Ema.

Known for his pioneering instinct and abundant determination, Pedro Pavone Voglino left his home in Rivalta, Italy, sailing to the new world in 1917. When he arrived in Chile he settled in Isla de Maipo, falling in love with the landscape and the extraordinary characteristics ideal for viticulture.

In 1931 he acquired his first property that would later become Viña Santa Ema. Pedro Pavone loved cars, and he was an excellent race car driver. At 28 he drove over the Andes to Argentina, and was a member of the first Harley Davidson team in Chile.

Rivalta is a limited production wine. This blend is made every year with just 20 of the best barrels of the red wine in the winery.

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

Rivalta 2017

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Awards & Recognitions

97 Points - Descorchados 2021
91 Points - James Suckling 2020
91 Points - Wine Spectator 2020
94 Points - Descorchados 2019
92 Points - Wine Advocate 2018
93 Points - James Suckling 2018
95 Points - Descorchados 2017
91 Points - Wine Advocate 2017
92 Points - James Suckling 2016

Terroir

Location:

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

Elevation:

1000 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.

Yields per hectare:

6 tons.

Production:

1,000 cases of 9L.

Density of planting:

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

Harvest:

Beginning of April.

Blocks

Rivalta's Blocks

15a / 15b Cabernet Sauvignon

33 Carmenere

17 Syrah

31 Carignan