The wine of the year2016
Selected by METRO sommeliers as 2016’s best for your table.
WINE OF THE YEAR: EXPERTLY SELECTED
Every year, METRO wine experts carefully select one of the world’s best wineries to produce the Wine of the Year.
The partner for 2016 partner is Santa Rita, an award-winning Chilean brand known for innovative style, supreme quality, and sustainable practices. Together, METRO and Santa Rita created the 2016 Wine of the Year: Cavanza.
Bernard Filiol de Raimond,
Director Global Wine Management, METRO/makro
Winner “2010 Golden Nose,”
METRO/makro Spain: member of the international Wine of the Year selection committee
Winemaker and Agricultural Engineer, Santa Rita Winery
METRO’s most experienced wine experts search annually for the Wine of the Year that meets METRO’s highest expectations for quality, taste, price, and sustainability. See the selection steps below for the Wine of the Year.
SANTA RITA: DEEP ROOTS IN CHILE
Santa Rita has deep roots in the Chilean soil. Founded in 1880, the winery gathers grapes from selected vineyards near the coast and from the Andean foothills. The grapes yield the superior, delicious Wine of the Year 2016 Cavanza, which couples Chilean character with international style. Santa Rita prides itself on being ethical, sustainable, and economically smart. The winery reduces water, glass, and energy consumption through efficiency measures that save the planet. Santa Rita also holds countless hectares of certified organic farmland.
SUSTAINABLY GROWN QUALITY WINE
Santa Rita prides itself on being ethical, sustainable, and economically smart. The winery reduces water, glass, and energy consumption through efficiency measures. Starkly decreasing the use of fertilisers, Santa Rita holds countless hectares of certified organic farmland. For its efforts in Chile, Santa Rita has won internationally-recognised, prestigious awards.