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De Martino Reserva "347 Vineyards" Carmenêre

2014 | Chile | Maipo 750 ml | 13.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Smoky wood
  • Green Herb
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • Ecological
¥90
¥140
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    Description

    About De Martino

    De Martino winery was founded in 1934 by Pietro De Martino Pascualone, who arrived to Chile from Italy in search of a place to satisfy his passion for winemaking. Today, the third and fourth generations of the De Martino family now work in the winery to maintains its dynamism, family tradition, and the adventurous, pioneering spirit of the De Martino family. 

    As well as achieving the highest levels of quality in its production of world class wines, through its environmental policy De Martino has established a commitment to always respect and protect the environment. It is second large producer of organic wines in Chile since 1997.

    They farm their vineyards using 100% sustainable and organic methods and were judged Chile's Best Winery in 2011.

    347 Vineyards

    347 Vineyards are single variety wines, composed by carefully selected parcels of fruit from different sub- regions of a particular valley.The result, a multi- dimensional wine, a fusion of unique character. A concept that reflects Chile’s diversity and De Martino’s spirit to produce wines of origin. This wine has been produced with wild yeast to preserve the original character of the vineyards.

    Tasting notes

    Deep, dark ruby red in colour with violet hues. The nose is fresh, with plenty of tobacco and a herbal touch, both typical aromas for this grape variety. The palate is well-balanced, soft and fresh with good volume and great acidity.

    Variety Description

    Carménère

    The Carménère (or Carmenère or Carmenere) grape is a member of the Cabernet family of grapes originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, where it was used to produce deep red wines and occasionally used for blending purposes. Now rarely found in France, the world's largest area planted with this variety is in Chile. Carménère wine has a deep red color and aromas found in red fruits, spices and berries. The tannins are gentler and softer than those in Cabernet Sauvignon and it is a medium body wine.

    Country Description

    Chile


    The climate in Chile has been described as midway between that of California and France with the most common grapes grown being Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. Other wine varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet franc, Pinot noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Malbec, and Carignan. White wine varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon vert, Sémillon, Riesling, Viognier, Torontel, Pedro Ximénez, Gewürztraminer and Muscat of Alexandria. The climate is varied with the northern regions being very hot and dry compared to the cooler, wetter regions in the south.

    Region Description

    Maipo Valley

    Maipo Valley is the closest Chilean wine region to Santiago, the capital city of Chile, and located in the middle of the country. The valley is divided between three sub-regions, Alto Maipo, Central Maipo, and Pacific Maipo. Maipo is renown for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe, subtle, spicy and complex with its signature, powerful eucalyptus and blackcurrant flavours. It amounts for over 60% of the regions 10,000ha. Merlot, Chardonnay and Carmenere are also important.