Ema was established by Pedro Pavone, the son of Italian
winemakers from Piedmont in Italy. Having arrived in
the Maipo Valley of Chile in 1917, Pedro was an engineer
by trade and spent his early years growing grapes for
other wineries. Finally, he established his own, Santa
Ema, with his son Felix in 1955.
violet to ruby-red in color, this Carignan has intense
fruity aromas of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries
supported by rich notes of dark chocolate, nutmeg,
and roasted coffee beans. On the palate, it is well-structured
and full of character with an abundance of creamy tannins,
bright and refreshing acidity, and plenty of fresh
fruit on its delightfully long, elegant finish.
18 months in new French and American oak barrels, this
wine pairs beautifully with pork and game dishes.