Named after the home town of Santa Ema’s Italian-born owner, Rivalta blends Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller doses of Carmenère and Syrah. The result is a warm, extracted almost foresty wine with tobacco, spice, pepper and dark-fruit aromas and flavors. Comes on fiercely woody on the finish, with a hint of leafiness. Very modern and extracted; the positives comfortably outweigh any shortcomings.
At this urban winery located in the city of Santiago, Wine Enthusiast's Contrbuting Editor, Michael Schachner, sits down with the commercial director and chief winemaker to talk about post-earthquake renovations and two top bottlings.
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