De Martino

About

Founded in 1934, the De Martino family has specialized, for four generations, in creating wines that are a faithful reflection of their origin, coming from selected parcels throughout Chile. Wines of great purity, with a sense of place and balance, are a consequence of sustainable agriculture and traditional fermentation techniques. The fourth generation headed by Marco

Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, along with their team, continue with their constant search for exciting terroirs same as polishing their house style.

Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
De Martino has been an organic producer since 1998 and the first Chilean winery to become carbon-neutral in 2009. These vines are planted on alluvial terraces in DO Maipo. Fermented in stainless steel and then finished in French barrique for about 6 months. Blackcurrant, tobacco leaf, minerality.
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Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Planted in granitic soils in Casablanca Valley. Climate is mild and cool due to the influence of the Pacific Ocean. Perfect location for crisp acid development. Ambient yeast fermentation in stainless steel and left on the lees for 6 months. Ripe citrus, passion fruit, soft texture.
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2020 Wine & Spirits Best Buy - May 2021

2019 Wine & Spirits 92 - August 2020

Estate Carmenere

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
100% Carmenere planted in the deep gravel soils of Maipo. Spontaneous and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and then aged for about 8 months in older French oak and concrete vats. Ripe red and blue fruit, spices, cocoa.
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Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Mild Mediterranean climate of the Maipo, deep grave soils, all stainless steel. Is there a fresher, easier-drinking style of a BTG priced Cabernet Sauvignon? We'd love to know about it if there is. Blackcurrant, cassis, crisp acidity.
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Legado Chardonnay

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Legado means legacy. This range of wines is from selected vineyards in the same denomination of origins. The De Martinos are seeking to express the legacy of planting the right grapes in the right locations. The clay and limestone soils of the Limarí Valley produce a balanced Chardonnay. Native yeast fermentation, finished in neutral oak barrels. Stone fruit, salinity, fresh.
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2018 Wine Advocate 91 - February 2020

2018 Vinous 91 - May 2021

Legado Pinot Noir

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Now 20 years old, these vines are planted in the limestone dense soils of the Limarí Valley. 30% whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in 1000 liter vats, and then aged in Burgundian barrels. Red berries and cherries, forest floor, violets.
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2020 Vinous 92 - May 2021

Legado Carmenere

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This particular vineyard is in the Isla De Maipo, the heart of the Valle Del Maipo DO. Alluvial soils with an abundance of gravel and just a touch of clay. Native yeast fermented and aged for 15 months in older French oak. Blueberries and plums, spice, pepper.
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2019 Tim Atkin MW 91 - April 2021

2019 James Suckling 91 - May 2021

2018 Wine Advocate 90 - February 2020

Legado Cabernet Sauvignon

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
The workhorse of all things De Martino. China (Chee-na) is the actual horse of all things De Martino, but Legado Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that never stops delivering. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel and then aged for about 12 months in older barrique. Redcurrant, violets, graphite.
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2019 James Suckling 92 - May 2021

2019 Wine Spectator 91, Top 100 Wines of 2021 - December 2021

Gallardia Cinsault

Itata Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Dry farmed, China plowed, bush vines of Cinsault are grown in the granite soils of the Itata Valley. The undulating hills and cool climate of the Guarilihue region of Itata contribute to the textural complexity of this wine. Naturally fermented. Dark cherry, floral, mineral.
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2019 Wine Advocate 90 - February 2020

2019 Vinous 90 - May 2021

Viejas Tinajas Muscat

Itata Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Both wines in this range are naturally fermented and aged in old amphorae (viejas tinajas). This tradition began in 1551 when the first vineyards were planted in the Itata Valley. These wines are a tribute from the De Martino family to the first winemakers in this region. 100% Moscatel of Alexandria planted on decomposed granite soils. Quince, floral, salty.
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2018 Wine Advocate 93 - February 2020

Viejas Tinajas Cinsault

Itata Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Whole berries are put into the viejas tinajas where the undergo a natural, semi-carbonic style fermentation. When malolactic is completed, generally the following spring, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Red berries, citrus peel, violets.
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2020 Vinous 93 - May 2021

2020 Tim Atkin MW 95 - April 2021

Parcela 5 Sauvignon Blanc

Casablanca Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
The naturally low vigor of these vines planted on a hillside in the coolest part of the Casablanca Valley is the main reason for such concentrated aromatics. Aged in older French oak for 7 months. Ripe citrus, jasmine, texture.
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2017 Decanter 92 - June 2020

La Cancha Cabernet Sauvignon

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
The aspect and proximity to the Maipo river of this vineyard gives these vines a direct current of cooling ocean breezes. A combination of stainless steel and 5000 liter foudres for fermentation, and then aged for 24 months in 2500 liter foudres. Cassis, graphite, agability.
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2018 Wine Advocate 93 - February 2020

2018 James Suckling 94 - May 2021

2017 Wine Advocate 92+ - February 2020

Alto de Piedras Carmenere

Maipo Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This was the first wine truthfully labeled as Carmenere (instead of Merlot) to be exported out of Chile. It is their flagship Carmenere. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel and aged in 2500 liter foudre for 24 months. Black fruit, cocoa spice, elegance.
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2018 James Suckling 93 - May 2021

2017 James Suckling 94 - 2020

2014 Wine Advocate 94 - April 2017

Alto Los Toros

Elqui Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Old vine Syrah and Petit Syrah from estate vineyards in DO Valle del Elqui which is adjacent to the Andes Mountain Range. Vines were planted in 'Elqui arbour' style - high density on to protect from glare and intense sunlight. Native yeast fermentation in foudres and aged in the same vessels for 24 months. Black fruit, black olives, graphite.
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VIGNO

Maule Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Carignan, Malbec, and Cinsault were co-planted in granite and clay soil in DO Valle del Maule. Whole berries are spontaneously fermented and then aged in 5000 liter foudres for 24 months. VIGNO stands for Vignadores de Carignan and is an association of growers who want to create an appellation of origin for wines made from Carignan that must be bush vines and dry farmed in the DO of Maule. Black cherry, licorice, meaty.
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2019 Vinous 93 - May 2021

2019 Wine Advocate 97 - August 2021

2018 Wine Advocate 98 - February 2020

La Aguada

La Aguada: Sauzal, Maule Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
A field blend of 85% Carignan and four other varieties. All bush vines are were planted in 1955 and are dry farmed. Granite soils in DO Valle del Maule. Native yeast fermented and aged in older French oak for 24 months. Ripe dark red fruit, rustic and elegant, long finish.
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Las Cruces

Cachapoal Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
A field blend of Malbec and Carmenere that was planted in 1956 in DO Valle del Cachapoal. Jurassic era decomposed granite is great for filtration and drainage. Whole berry spontaneous fermentation and then aged in 5000 liter foudre for 24 months. Sour cherries, violets, spices.
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2018 Wine Advocate 95 - February 2020

2018 James Suckling 95 - May 2021

Las Olvidadas

Guarilihue

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Pais and San Francisco were co-planted at least 100 years ago in decomposed granite soils in the driest part of the Itata Valley. Separation of stems and berries were done by zaranda - a tool made of wood and canes. Grapes fall down into open bins where they are vinified naturally. No sulphites added at any point, including bottling. Red fruit, herbs, earth.
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2019 Tim Atkin MW 95 - April 2021

2019 Vinous 93 - May 2021

2019 Wine Advocate 93+ - August 2021

Limavida

Maule Valley

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Labeled as Malbec as it makes up at least 85% of this field blend. Planted in 1945, this is a dry farmed vineyard in the DO Valle del Maule. Native yeast fermentation and then aged in 5000 liter foudres for 24 months. Black and sour cherries, spice, rose petals.
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