De Martino

Country: Casablanca, Maipo, Choapo & Itata - Chile

Region: Casablanca Valley, Maipo Valley & Choapo Valley


In 1934, Pietro De Martino Pascualone arrived to Chile from his native Italy and founded Viña De Martino in Isla de Maipo, located 31 miles from Santiago between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  Today, the 3rd and 4th generations of the De Martino family carry forth and build upon the family legacy.  Their mission of “Reinventing Chile” represents their active role as a leader at the forefront of winemaking innovation in Chile, with a commitment to resurrecting ancient vineyards, embracing indigenous grape varieties, and promoting Chile as a producer of world class wines.

With more than 740 acres of estate-owned organic vineyards, winemaker Marcelo Retamal, a terroir-hunter, has scoured Chile in pursuit of  site-specific vineyards best suited to specific grape varieties.  Estate and grower fruit from a repertoire of 20 family growers in 8 appellations is used to create a portfolio of varietally accurate, full-bodied, and elegant wines with unique characteristics that are a true reflection of their origin.

In an effort to naturally express these elements, De Martino adheres to the following set of principles:

  • Produce wines that are a clean, honest expression of the varietal and the land, in part by using native yeasts.
  • Produce approachable, balanced wines that easily pair with food by avoiding late harvests which lower acidity, but raise alcohol levels.
  • Eliminate the use of new French oak barrels for aging to enhance freshness, balance, and accentuate the natural varietal characteristics.

In 1998, De Martino embarked on a pioneering project to convert their traditional viticultural practices to 100% organic out of respect for the land. De Martino celebrated their first harvest of certified organic grapes in 2001; today, they are the second largest producer of organic wines in Chile.

Showcasing Chile’s diversity, the De Martino portfolio is globally recognized for outstanding quality.

De Martino Collection


Sauvignon Blanc Estate Price € 10.00

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The De Martino Estate range aims to preserve the Premium quality of our vineyards in Isla de Maipo by creating unique wines with great character. All of the wines that make up this range manage to enhance the distinctiveness of each grape variety and are characterized by being young, with strong fruity notes where the grape becomes the protagonist, delivering pleasant, well balanced wines that are easily paired with food.

Sensory features : This Sauvignon Blanc is clean, fresh and intense, with citrus and pear notes, accompanied by a light herbal touch, giving a fresh and attractive finish. The wine is well balanced, making it easy to drink - especially on a warm day. A very vibrant wine.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc grown on Granite soils - Casablanca Valley

Vinification: Fermented and aged in Stainless Steel tanks

Best Served: Excellent with fish.

Serving Temperature: 12 – 13°C

Alcohol content: 12.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Carmenère Estate Price € 10.10

DE MARTINO ESTATE CARMENERE

The De Martino Estate range aims to preserve the Premium quality of our vineyards in Isla de Maipo by creating unique wines with great character. All of the wines that make up this range manage to enhance the distinctiveness of each grape variety and are characterized by being young, with strong fruity notes where the grape becomes the protagonist, delivering pleasant, well balanced wines that are easily paired with food.

Sensory features: An elegant and fruity Carmenère, typical of the Maipo Valley. Ruby red in colour, with intense aromas of spices, red pepper, fresh red fruits, cassis and tobacco. The palate shows a friendly and fruity wine, with great volume. It has a long and well balanced finish. A vibrant and fresh wine.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Carmenère grown on Alluvial soils - Maipo Valley

Vinification and Ageing: Fermented in concrete vats, 30% of the wine is aged in used French oak for 9 months

Best Served: Excellent with chicken, turkey and steamed vegetables.

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Price € 10.10

Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

The De Martino Estate range aims to preserve the Premium quality of our vineyards in Isla de Maipo by creating unique wines with great character. All of the wines that make up this range manage to enhance the distinctiveness of each grape variety and are characterized by being young, with strong fruity notes where the grape becomes the protagonist, delivering pleasant, well balanced wines that are easily paired with food.

Sensory features: This Cabernet Sauvignon is fruity and elegant, and it is the typical expression of the Maipo Valley. Deep purplish-red in colour, on the nose has intense notes of red fruits, cassis, blackberries, tobacco and spice. The oak delivers sweet and toasty notes. Full and fresh on the palate and well balanced oak.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Alluvial soils - Maipo Valley

Vinification and Ageing: Fermented in concrete vats, 30% of the wine is aged in used French oak for 9 months

Best Served: Excellent with red meats and hearty dishes. Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Sauvignon Blanc 347 Vineyards Price € 12.20

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347 Vineyards are a single variety wines, composed of carefully selected parcels of fruit from different sub-regions of a particular valley. The result, a multi-dimensional wine, a fusion of unique character. It is a concept that reflects Chile‟s diversity and De Martino‟s pioneering spirit.

Sensory features: Intense, bright green in colour. Fresh, intense nose of citrus fruits such as lime and grapefruit, with aromas of white flowers and a herby edge. The palate features a delicious entry, with great acidity, lots of fruit and a full body giving the wine a lovely long finish.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc grown on Granite soil - Casablanca Valley.

Vinification and Ageing: After being fermented in Stain steel tanks, the wine is left in for another three months in contact with the lees, in order to give the wine a little more structure and volume, before bottling.

Best Served: Excellent with all kinds of seafood, shellfish and green salads.

Serving Temperature: 11 – 12°C

Alcohol content: 13%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Syrah 347 Vineyards Price € 12.40

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347 Vineyards are a single variety wines, composed of carefully selected parcels of fruit from different sub-regions of a particular valley. The result, a multi-dimensional wine, a fusion of unique character. It is a concept that reflects Chile‟s diversity and De Martino‟s pioneering spirit.

Sensory features: Violet red in colour with vivid bluish tints. Cassis and black fruit notes appear, together with a spiciness and freshness in displayed on the nose. On the palate there is a wonderful freshness and fruity characteristics that are in perfect balance with the smooth tannins of the fruit.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Syrah from Choapa Valley in the Andes Mountains, 825 meters above sea level, grown o granite soils with deposits of volcanic rocks.

Vinification and Ageing: Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in old French oak barrels for ten months.

Best Served: lamb and other red meats.

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Cabernet Sauvignon Legado Reserva Price € 15.00

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The Legado Reserva range, produced in the most renowned valleys in Chile, uses grapes which can come from one or more vineyard from the same destination of origin. Through this range, we look to express the essence and individual characteristics which give each label a unique sense of origin. Legado Reserva is 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.

Sensory features: Bright ruby red in colour with intense notes of raspberry and figs, backed by traces of tobacco and spice from 14 months of ageing in used French oak. Fresh with moderate alcohol content. A full-bodied wine with firm, ripe tannins, well-balanced acidity and a long, pleasant finish.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two different vineyards in the Maipo Valley: one in the Isla de Maipo area and the other located in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range. Colluvial and alluvial soils.

Ageing: The wine is aged for 16 months 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. Bottling is carried out using lightweight bottles made from recycled material.

Best Served: Excellent with a wide variety of red meats.

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Carmenère Legado Reserve Price € 15.00

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The Legado Reserva range, produced in the most renowned valleys in Chile, uses grapes which can come from one or more vineyard from the same destination of origin. Through this range, we look to express the essence and individual characteristics which give each label a unique sense of origin. Legado Reserva is 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.

Sensory features: A lovely deep-coloured wine with notes of blackberry and damson fruit flavours with a rich and velvety palate. Smooth and fresh with moderate alcohol content typical of wines from the Maipo valley. A perfect wine for accompany food.

Technical Notes
Grape variety: 100% Carmenère produced with grapes from two different vineyards in the Maipo Valley: one in the Isla de Maipo area and the other located in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range. The Isla de Maipo vineyard is located on a Quarternary alluvial terrace, while the vineyard in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range is mainly a place with an abundance of unaltered, angular volcanic rock.

Soil: The Isla de Maipo vineyard has alluvial soil with rocks and pebbles.On the other hand, the Coastal Mountain Range vineyard features a soil with an abundance of rocks at depth. Both allow for a good rooting depth.An average yield of 1.5 Kg per vine.

Ageing: The wine is aged for 14 months 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. Bottling is carried out using lightweight bottles made from recycled material.

Best Served: Excellent with wild boar, lamb or cheeses Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Syrah Legado Reserve Price € 15.00

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The Legado Reserva range, produced in the most renowned valleys in Chile, uses grapes which can come from one or more vineyard from the same destination of origin. Through this range, we look to express the essence and individual characteristics which give each label a unique sense of origin. Legado Reserva is 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.

Sensory features: Deep red with black overtones, this Syrah features intense aromas of black cherry and blueberry, backed by hints of violet, stone and spice, highlighted by a mineral texture. High-toned baking and oak spice appear in the finish, smooth and dense with fine-grained tannins.

Technical Notes

Grape variety: 100% Syrah from the Choapa Valley Andes mountains range, located in the North, at 825m above sea level.
Soil: Contains a significant amount of unbroken, angular rock which provide a good rooting depth. An average yield of 1.8 Kg per vine.

Ageing: The wine is aged for 14 months 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. Bottling is carried out using lightweight bottles made from recycled material.

Best Served: Excellent with all types of red meats, lamb rib chops, as well as most cuts of steak, pork and venison

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Alto de Piedras Carmenère DO - Single Vineyard Price € 31.20

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These single vineyard wines, from very small properties and limited production, are the fruit of the work we started in 1996 investigating Chile from north to south and vinifying over 350 different terroirs. Of these, only a few were selected, with the objective to create wines that are a true reflection of their origin. This line shows the diversity of Chile and represents its best terroirs. It is a journey through our geography, where each wine tells us a new and unique story.

Sensory features: This prize-winning Carmenère is a brilliant deep, dark purplish colour, nicely framed with roasted tobacco and loam notes, with a core of crushed plum, steeped black currant and sage in reserve. The finish is muscular, but rounded and integrated, with the loamy edge lingering.

Technical Notes:
Grape variety: 100% Carmenère, ungrafted, with trellising and 5,000 vines per hectare.
Soil: Alluvial terraces with deposits from the Maipo River, which transported volcanic rock from the Andes Mountain Range towards the valley. It is a heterogeneous soil profile, typical of alluvial terraces with an abundance of pebbles from volcanic rock. On average the rock appears at a depth of 1.4m. The proportion of silt, sand and clay vary according to the depth: the greater the depth, the more sand and less clay there is. An average yield of 1.7 Kg per vine.

Ageing: The wine is aged for two years in oak foudres, 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

Best Served: Excellent with duck, lamb or red meat preparations with spices

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

Alcohol content: 13%

Bottle size: 750 ml

 

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Viejas Tinajas Muscat Price € 22.50

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Sensory features: The aroma of this pale golden wine is intense – initially more floral (rose petals) than grapey but still more like Muscat than Gewürztraminer. The floral character is underpinned by apricots and something like box, though one associates that smell with Sauvignon Blanc. After that initial captivating impression, the taste is a surprise: still grapey and perfumed but with an extraordinary smoky, almost sweaty, flavour of lapsang souchong and a definite dry saltiness that seems more intense than on the previous vintage. It's bone dry and the skin contact during fermentation seems to have added the scent of chamomile and hay, as well as a firm and unmistakable tannic effect on the finish.

Technical notes

The fruit for this Muscat comes from vineyards densely planted on mainly granite soils in 1975 in the Itata Valley, more than 500 km south of Santiago and just 18 km from the cold Pacific Ocean and its cooling influence. Densely planted bushvines (almost 7,000 vines per ha), which are ungrafted and dry-farmed. The wine undergoes extensive maceration on the skins in the amphorae for six months. The wine is then separated from the skins and put back into the amphorae for another six months before bottling. Nothing except sulfur dioxide is added to the wine, neither yeast nor other substances. It was also unfiltered.

Viejas Tinajas are old terracotta amphorae. The ones used to make the De Martino wine are over 100 years old.

Alcohol Content: 13%

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Viejas Tinajas Cinsault Price € 22.50

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De Martino resurrects an old winemaking tradition of using large earthenware jars, known as amphorae or tinajas, that is deeply rooted in rural Chilean winemaking culture to create this all-natural wine. 

Sensory features: A lovely fresh nose of red currant jam and violets is well defined. The palate is medium in body with crisp red currant and dark cherry accented by touches of fig and marmalade.

Technical Notes                                                                                                                                           Grape variety: 100% Cinsault - Secano Interior, Itata Valley                                                                             This wine was born with the aim of producing a wine in the most natural possible way, using minimal intervention and recovering an old, Chilean tradition of using terracotta amphorae to make wines, a use which was largely given to these noble vessels to store, age and transport wine. With this goal in mind, the De Martino winemaking team decided to use Cinsault grapes from the Guariligüe area of Coelemu, an area where they still preserve the technique of cultivating vines from old vine stocks, using sustainable management methods and keeping alive traditions such as using horses as a work tool. The vineyard which produces this wine is located 22Km from the Pacific Ocean and 500Km to the South of Santiago. It is a mountainous region with granite soil, gentle rolling hills and a large number of old vineyards. This vineyard in particular is 30 years old. It is unirrigated, ungrafted (no rootstock) and uses the gobelet training system. Cinsault has low-acidity, and that’s why we looked for a vineyard close to the sea, with a cooler climate, so as to strengthen its acidity.

The grapes were harvested toward the end of March. They were then de-stemmed and the grapes were fermented in the amphorae for 2 weeks using carbonic maceration. The wine spent the winter in the amphorae and in spring, following the malolactic fermentation, the wine was bottled without any ltering. It is important to note that no additives (enzymes of artificial yeast) were used, with the exception of a small amount of sulfur dioxide to help preserve the wine.

Best served: Goes well with certain soft cheeses, fresh spider crab, sushi and all kinds of fresh food such as salads, seafood and cold dishes.           

Serving Temperature: 12°C

Alcohol content: 13%

Bottle size: 750 ml 

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Gallardía del Itata Cinsault Price € 15.00

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The Gallardía del Itata range is sourced from the Itata valley, 400km south of Santiago where viticulture was first practised in Chile as rainfall is 1100mm a year and no irrigation is necessary. Gallardía is a Spanish word for bravery, but is also the name of the flower frequently found in Itata vineyards, and the range was created to reflect the wines’ often floral character. Gallardía is a fresh, elegant wine, notable for its enhanced oral character.

Sensory features:

Pale violet red in colour, on the nose this wine is intense, displaying red fruits, raspberry and cherry. On the palate it is very smooth and with great acidity and where once again the raspberry notes appear.

Technical notes:

Grape variety: 100% Cinsault

Origin:

The dry hinterland, Coelemu.

Geographical zone:

Guariligüe, Itata Valley. In attempting to produce the most natural wine possible with minimal intervention, De Martino’s winemaking team decided to use the Cinsault grape from the Guariligüe area in Coelemu. Here they still preserve ancient cultivation techniques and incorporate sustainable and traditional methods, including the use of horses as a work tool. This wine comes from a vineyard located 22 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean and 500 kilometers south of Santiago. It is a mountainous zone with granite soils, gentle hills and many old vineyards. This particular vineyard is 30 years old, with Goblet-trained, dry farmed vines that are on their original rootstock. The Cinsault is a grape variety with low acidity and thus we chose a vineyard close to the ocean with a cooler climate to enhance its acidity.

Winemaking Process:

This wine underwent a very short maceration with its skins and then later continued fermentation with native yeasts at 20°C. After being destemmed, the whole grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts only. Fermentation is produced with no addition of any oenological products (enzymes or external yeast), and with small quantities of sulfur dioxide. Total maceration lasts 40 days, after which the wine was kept in tanks for seven months and then bottled.

Soil Type: Granite.

Climate: A warm climate region. However, thanks to the inuence of the Pacific Ocean, the climate is cooler than in the rest of the Itata Valley.

Alcohol:13,5% 

Serving temperature: 12 – 13°C

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