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De Martino "Gallardia" Cinsault, Huarilihue, Itata, Chile, 2018

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Overview of the Wine
Founded in Isla de Maipo (Chile), since 1934 the De Martino family has specialised in producing wines that reflect their origin and the character of each vineyard, based on solid principles of sustainable farming and traditional winemaking techniques. Today, the winery brings together the experience of the third generation of the family - represented by Pietro, Marco and Remo De Martino- with the dynamism and vision of Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, the fourth generation. De Martino labelled and exported Chile’s first Carmenere in 1996 and was a pioneer winery working century-old vineyards in the Itata Valley, incorporating old winemaking techniques that set a precedent in South America.

Grape / Blend
100% Cinsault 

Cinsault (/ˈsænsoʊ/ SAN-soh) is a red wine grape, whose heat tolerance and productivity make it important in Languedoc-Roussillon and the former French colonies of Algeria, Lebanon and Morocco. It is often blended with grapes such as Grenache and Carignan to add softness and bouquet. (Source Wikipedia)

Maipo Valley, Chile

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Bright ruby color with fresh aromas of red and dark cherries, with notes of violets. The palate is fresh with ripe red berries, crisp acidity, soft tannins and lingering finish.

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The very drinkable 2018 Gallardía del Itata Cinsault has good freshness and moderate alcohol. It was produced with fruit from a 35-year-old ungrafted, dry-farmed vineyard in Guarilihue in the commune of Coelemu. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and will be bottled unoaked. It has bright red aromas and a soft mouthfeel with round tannins and good freshness. It has the texture of the granite soils. With time, more spicy notes come out of the glass.

93 - Points - Ian Blackburn
Soft fruits - Granite - delicate - opens so much... one of my favorite versions of this grape.  I adore this wine and wish I could share a glass with you.  

Product size: 750ml

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