De Martino, Legado Chardonnay 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Maipo Valley

  • Area:

    Limari Valley

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Marcelo Retamal/Eduardo Jordan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow in colour. The nose is intense, with notes or almonds and citric fruits. The palate is full-bodied, with great volume, very good acidity and a salty fi nis

Production Notes

Harvested during the fi rst week of March. The wines were pressed before fermentation, with high lees content and storage in old French oak. Bentonite (fi ne clay) was used during the clarication to give the wine protein stability. Aged for 11 months in old French oak barrels. Bottled lightweight bottles made from recycled material.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 92pts (2018) - Shows some really lovely stone fruit, such as nectarines, in addition to orange blossom, honeysuckle and chamomile. Full-bodied with tons of fleshy fruit, but just the right amount of acidity to balance this out and carry it fresh on the medium-long finish.

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.