De Martino, Las Cruces Malbec Carmenere 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Maipo Valley

  • Area:

    Cachapoal

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Malbec

  • Grape Blend:

    Malbec 75%,Carmenere 25%

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Marcelo Retamal/Eduardo Jordan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

De Martino Las Cruces Malbec Carmenere 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Ruby red with violet hues. The nose is fresh, revealing aromas of cherry and sour cherries, mixed with a touch of spices. The palate presents ripe tannins of great volume, delivering a sense of concentration. It is a fresh wine with a long fi nish.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 96pts (2016) - I'm loving the burnt blackberries that spring out of the glass here, to join raspberry and citrus undertones with bark and hazelnuts. Full-bodied with so much concentration and flavor, but the real explosive element is the acidity, which brings this to a chewy and very long finish. A unique wine that may be too extreme for some, but we love it unashamedly. 70 per cent malbec and 30 per cent carmenere.

Producer Profile

The De Martino family arrived in Chile from Italy in 1934 and settled in Isla de Maipo. Today the winery is managed by brothers Sebastian and Marco De Martino who share an ongoing focus in creating wines which represent the family and their origin in the purest way possible. Day to day operations are run by the impressive and well-travelled Sebastian and Marco De Martino, with winemaking under the watchful eye of one of Chile's finest winemakers, Marcelo Retamal. Between them, Sebastian, Marco and Marcelo have transformed De Martino over the past decade into arguably Chile's most progressive and dynamic producer. De Martino is at the top of its game in Chile, with a range of wines that spans from Limari in the north to Itata in the south. They work sustainably across all their vineyards and use organic practices for their Itata and single vineyard wines. These wines are each fermented with native yeasts, avoiding any additives that may alter their personality. Likewise, aging is made in stainless steel, concrete, 5000 litres foudres, used barriques (average age ten years old), to allow the wines to reflect their origin.