De Martino, Viejas Tinajas Muscat 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Maipo Valley

  • Area:

    Itata Valley

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Muscat

  • Grape Blend:

    Muscat of Alexandria 100%

  • Organic:

    Organic

  • Winemaker:

    Marcelo Retamal/Eduardo Jordan

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

De Martino Viejas Tinajas Muscat 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A This Muscat displays an attractive, golden, amber color. Aromatics of lychee and white flower blossom are complemented with notes of jasmine and orange peel. Palate is dry with fresh acidity joined by an intense fruit core and an attractive tannic grip. Has depth and a long lingering finish. Will improve with further aging for 8-10 years.

Production Notes

De-stemmed grapes were fermented in amphorae for 15 days, undergoing semi-carbonic maceration. The wine stayed in amphorae with its skins for 6 months. After malolactic fermentation, it was separated from its skins and returned to the amphorae for 6 more months. Bottled without filtering. No artificial enzymes or yeasts were added, except for a small quantity of sulfur dioxide to preserve the wine.

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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.