Origin: Isla de Maipo D.O. Maipo Valley, Chile
Taste guide: Medium-Full Bodied. Ripe fruit aromatics including blackcurrant, blueberries and cassis combined with a slight tobacco leaf note. The palate is fresh with clear fruit definition; fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity lead to a long lingering finish. Part oaked.
75cl - 13.5% - Natural cork opening ~ Organic Wine ~
Vegetarian & Vegan friendly
De Martino is one of the most progressive and exciting names on the Chilean wine scene, deservedly named Chilean Winery of the year in 2011. Through a network of intellectual partnerships and vineyard acquisition, it has quickly built up a reputation for organic viticulture of the highest quality, farming from over 350 different vineyards.
The corporate vision focuses on sustainability, terroir, and, by logical extension, excellence. By concentrating on the very best sites for the varieties in question, be they in Limari, Elqui or Maipo, and by the development of a world class winemaking team, De Martino now sits at the very top of the Chilean vinous hierarchy.
The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon appears deep purple red with concentrated red fruit notes, combined with dried black fruit character, tobacco and spice on the nose. The palate is rich and full with succulent cassis, savoury blackberry, balanced with integrated oak and fresh, finishing juicy with lingering tobacco and silky soft. Allow to-open and will age well 2-5 years.
Best served with grilled meat, roast meat, lamb and even a rich cheese.
£9.75 and above elsewhere, Binendwines just £7.85 for a wine that is still drinking superbly well.
(only 10 bottles sourced)