De Martino, Limavida Malbec 2013

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Maipo Valley

  • Area:

    Maule Valley

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Malbec

  • Grape Blend:

    Malbec 85%,Cabernet & Carmenere 15%

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Marcelo Retamal/Eduardo Jordan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

De Martino Limavida Malbec 2013 - Wine

Tasting Notes

There is a creamy note intermixed with wild berry and spice aromas. The palate shows higher acidity than you’d expect; ideal for the table.

Production Notes

The 2013 Old Bush Vines Single Vineyard Limavida is sourced from a 2.3-hectare, ungrafted, dry farmed Maule vineyard planted back in 1945 with a field blend, mainly Malbec (close to 85%) and other red grapes such as Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and another unidentified varieties on granitic soils. This is the oldest De Martino vineyard, located in the northernmost part of the valley. Vines are planted on their original rootstock & head trained.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 93pts (2013) - A field blend of mostly malbec with some cab, merlot and carmenere. All co-fermented. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a fresh 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.