De Martino, Legado Pinot Noir 2018

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Maipo Valley

  • Area:

    Limari Valley

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 100%

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Marcelo Retamal/Eduardo Jordan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

De Martino Legado Pinot Noir 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Ruby red colour. Medium intensity of aromas of fresh red fruit and raspberry. The palate is balanced, with good acidity, persistent and long finish

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 94pts (2017) - This shows a real Burgundian edge on the nose with cranberries, rose petals, citrus, rose stems and lilacs. You'd do well to find a pinot in Chile with this kind of freshness, as the acidity drives right through the red-fruited core and keeps this long on the medium-chewy 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.