Founded in 1880, Santa Rita has been one of the pioneers of the modernisation of Chilean viticulture – seeking out new regions to grow different varietals with a focus on single vineyard plots, and producing wines that express a sense of place. Founder Domingo Fernandez introduced not just French equipment and expertise but also electricity to the Alto Jahuel region, where the winery is still based.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Cabernet Franc 2016
Deep, dark ruby-red colour. Blueberry, plum and cassis aromas on the nose along with spice and vanilla, coffee and tobacco notes from the barrel-ageing. The palate has a sweet attack and evolution, with good volume, depth, and a fruity finish that leaves a refreshing mouth-feel.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Deep and intense violet-red in colour. Notes of red and black fruits are predominate on the nose with a touch of spice, plus the aromas of vanilla, cloves, and tobacco that come from the oak. Sweet, elegant, and smooth tannins lend depth to the well-rounded palate and lead to a fresh, fruity, and juicy finish.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Carmenère 2016
On the nose, aromas of black and red fruits and spices dominate. Its silky, deep tannins make it very easy to drink, and very versatile to pair with a wide variety of foods.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Chardonnay 2016
Greenish-yellow colour. This wine has a fresh, citrus character with tropical fruit notes and a lush mouth-feel.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Merlot 2016
Red-violet colour with intense fruity aromas of red fruit as well as floral, vanilla and tobacco notes. It is a full bodied, elegant wine, well balanced in acidity and mature tannins developing a fresh, fruity finish.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Pinot Noir 2016
This Pinot Noir has a light ruby colour. The nose has fresh cherry, pure raspberry, soft spicy notes of cinnamon, mocha and gentle earthy notes. Balanced and vibrant our Gran Hacienda Pinot Noir has perfumed fruit aromas and a juicy vibrant mouthfeel.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Maipo Valley, one of the finest wine producing regions in the world. The result is an expressive ruby red wine. Its aromas recall ripe, black fruit gracefully combined with vanilla, tobacco and cloves. This is a medium-bodied, balanced, and persistent wine.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016
This wine has a brilliant yellow color with green hues. Its intense aroma is a fragrant blend of citrus fruit and passion fruit with a slightly herbal backdrop typical of this variety. On the palate, it is concentrated, with a pleasant acidity that highlights its freshness, firm structure and excellent persistence.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Rose 2016
Pale violet red colour with aromas of cherries, plums and fruits of the forest. On the palate it is light, extremely refreshing, and perfumed.
Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Yellowish-green coloured wine with an extremely intense nose dominated by citrus aromas of lime, lemon zest and grapefruit. The palate is long and medium bodied, very refreshing, with deep, sharp acidity.
As Chile's second largest owner of vineyards, Santa Rita can draw on a great diversity of terroir, with vineyards planted across the valleys of Limari, Casablanca, Leyda, Maipo, Colchagua, Apalta, Maule, Rapel and Curico.
The Gran Hacienda range expresses the pristine varietal character of Chilean fruit and is meant for everyday enjoyment, while the Reserva wines are made from specific sites in selected valleys. Grapes for the Medalla Real wines are exclusively selected and hand-picked from the best and oldest vineyards, resulting in complex, concentrated and classic wines.
Their flagship wine is the Casa Real, a super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon only produced in exceptional vintages, showcasing the best of the southern Maipo Valley terroir. In 2014, Casa Real 1989 was awarded the prestigious ‘Wine Legend’ status by Decanter Magazine and is the only wine from South America to have achieved this recognition, ranking it alongside some of the most historic wines of the world.