De Martino, Legado Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Maipo Valley

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Marcelo Retamal/Eduardo Jordan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

De Martino Legado Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Legado Cabernet Sauvignon shows aromas of black berries and black currants abound on the nose of this full-bodied wine. They are backed by subtle hints of vanilla and mocha from 14 months of aging in French oak barrels. A smooth, approachable wine with firm tannins.

Production Notes

Fermented using only native yeast and wine additives are scarcely used during the fermentation process, just small amounts of sulfur dioxide. The wine was aged in old French oak barrels, with the aim of ensuring that the aromas and tastes from the wood are not transferred to the wine and thus do not mask the characteristics typical of its terroir.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 93pts (2017) - Another wine from this producer that's so clear in its delivery of fruit; freshly picked blackcurrants, citrus, nutmeg, tea leaves and herbs all spring from the glass. Medium-bodied with tons of tangy fruit, wrapped in a layer of fine tannins and coated in bright acidity.

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.