The 2012 Reserva Chardonnay is whole bunch pressed and raised on its lees for eight months in French and American oak. It has a fresh, crisp bouquet with lime flower and lemon peel scents, a touch of vanilla pod in the background. The palate offers ripe green apple and mango on the entry. The acidity is crisp and the finish, harmonious and long, with just the right amount of nuanced oak on the finish. This is a well made Chardonnay at a great price. Intense, bright golden yellow, this Chardonnay is complex with delicate notes of honey and ripe tropical fruits that recall banana, pineapple, and passion fruit, along with notes of toast and vanilla. On the palate, it is crisp and refreshing with good balance and a long and pleasing finish.
ColorIntense, bright golden yellow. AromaIntense and complex with delicate notes of honey and ripe tropical fruits that recall banana, pineapple, and passion fruit, along with notes of toast and vanilla. PalateCrisp and refreshing with good balance and a long and pleasing finish.
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 the prestigious international trade magazines. It was recently added to 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.
Drink with sauced full-bodied fish, shellfish, grilled rabbit, white meats, and ripe cheeses.