De MartinoSingle Vineyard Carmenere 'Alto de Piedras' 2021Product code: 16962
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The De Martino Single Vineyard Carmenere 'Alto de Piedras' is an opulent Chilean wine, boasting lively notes of blackberries, blueberries, spices, and a smoky mineral touch. It's a full-bodied, complex offering, sourced from fifty-year-old vines that lend depth and character. It undergoes fermentation with native yeasts and ageing in neutral vessels to contribute a delectable freshness without overwhelming oakiness. Vibrant acidity and sturdy tannins lead to a sublime finish. This Carmenere is a powerful, rich embodiment of the highest quality vineyards in Chile, capturing the unadulterated essence of its terroir. An absolute treat for hallowed gatherings and cozy dinners alike.
This wine has fresh aromas of spices, pepper, ripe black fruit and a mineral hint with notes of graphite. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied with intense, ripe fruit. It has a silky-smooth texture, balanced by elegant tannins and fresh acidity. It has depth and weight in the mouth, along with a very long finish. This wine can be enjoyed while still youthful, but it has sufficient structure to develop greater complexity over the next 15-20 years.
About the Winery
De Martino winery is a renowned Chilean vineyard that has garnered a prestigious reputation worldwide. Established in 1934, this exquisite winery has repeatedly harnessed the power of innovation while maintaining traditional wine-making techniques.
You'll find the winery nestled within Isla De Maipo, a quaint Chilean town that provides the perfect terroir for growing high-quality grape varieties. The vineyard's picturesque landscapes, marked by well-tendered grapevines sprawling across fertile lands, never fail to capture visitors' hearts. Here, the harmony between nature and man is not merely seen but rather deeply experienced.
Entrusted to three generations of the De Martino family, their fine wines display an unwavering commitment to preserving the uniqueness of each variety. The passion for crafting exquisite wines is evident in each member of the family. They emphasise on organic farming, low-intervention production, and native yeast fermentations, ensuring their wines have minimal environmental impact.
De Martino's wine range is a delightful and diverse blend of tastes to suit every preference. From the bright and tropical Legado Reserva Chardonnay to the deep and robust Gallardía Del Itata Cinsault, each wine carries a distinct flavour profile that sets them apart.
A visit to De Martino winery offers more than just wine tasting sessions. Guests can partake in guided tours of the vineyard, allowing them to witness firsthand the meticulous process of crafting fine wine — from cultivation to fermentation, and finally, bottling.
However, it's their enduring commitment to sustainability that truly sets De Martino winery apart. By focusing on dry farming and utilising terracotta amphora for vinification, De Martino continues to be a pacesetter in the wine industry.
In essence, De Martino winery's character isn’t only defined by its timeless traditions, diverse wine range, and eco-friendly approach, but also by its commitment to creating quality vintages that delight wine lovers around the globe. A visit here is more than un unforgettable experience: it is a toast to sustainable wine-making, the unity of family and the richness of Chilean terroir.