Maipo Costa

Leyda Estate, 40 hectares.

Santa Ema’s vineyards in the Leyda zone are just 10 km from the Pacific Ocean.

A vineyard influenced by the cool coastal climate, average high temperatures are 24–25ºC in summer, but with lots of wind and sun that produce wines with great aromatic expression, high natural acidity, and a great presence of ripe fresh fruit without hints of greenness.

The grapes ripen slowly, producing vibrant and mineral white wines and aromatic and complex reds.

From this vineyard Santa Ema produces our famous Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Profile of Soil and Trial Pit

1- Soil of granitic origin with high levels of weathering of the bedrock due to the wind and large diurnal temperatures, contributing to the permeability, while favoring the hydric balance of the plant in the environment, producing wines with excellent acidity.

2- Strata where the minerality from the igneous rocks interact with the organic colloids that are deposited here because of leaching. This interaction contributes to hint of saline and good acidity in the wine, adding to the minerality.

3- The bedrock forms a barrier for the root exploration, lowering the fertility of the soil, depending on the capacity for water retention, and increasing the controlled levels of stress on the more vigorous varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah, producing high-quality grapes.