De Martino Legado Carmenere, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2016
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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.
On De Martino's tours, you can taste wines from Chile’s very diverse regions, try one of the world's best Carmenere wines and see the exciting process of wine creation. Just one hour from Santiago, a bilingual guide will explain the whole process of making our wines in a tour that starts with the work in the vineyards and goes through to bottling and ageing. You will also be able to find out about our innovative winemaking techniques in amphorae and foudres, methods that are unrivalled in Chile’s wine industry. This is the ideal opportunity to discover the best and most varied range produced in Chile.
The Legado range, produced in the most renowned valleys in Chile, uses grapes
which can come from one or more vineyard from the same destination of origin.
Through this range, we look to express the essence and individual characteristics,
which give each, label a unique sense of origin.
Grape / Blend
Maipo Valley, Chile
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Fresh fruit aromatics of blackberries, black pepper and spice are joined with savory and smoky mineral notes. Palate is smooth with fresh acidity, a medium body and fine grained tannins. Show great mid palate weight and a lose lingering finish.
91 Points - Ian Blackburn
Roasted Olives/ Olive Bread, Moist leaf, cooking spices, mushroom, forest floor, black fruits, black pepper and savory/meaty character and finishes with a smoky mineral and stone note. One of the better version I have had and at a great value.
Product size: 750ml