De Martino Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2018

De Martino Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2018

 

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De Martino
Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Maipo
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 100% Carménère

These are characterful wines from selected single vineyards that embody the style of De Martino. Alto de Piedras is a classic, elegant and well-defined Carmenere from the same terroir as the first Chilean Carmenere.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 94 2018
JS James Suckling 94 2017
DCT Decanter 94 2015
WS Wine Spectator 91 2014
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This wine is from a vineyard in Isla De Maipo, in the heart of the Maipo Valley. The vineyard is planted on an alluvial terrace with abundant gravel and just the right amount of clay to make it ideal for this variety.

Winemaking:

The manually harvested grapes were 100% destemmed. A wild ferment in stainless steel was followed by 10 days’ post-fermentative maceration. The malolactic fermentation was completed in the tank. Then the wine was matured in 2,500-litre foudres for 24 months.

Tasting Notes:

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.

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2018)
The spicier 2018 Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras has notes of Carmenere with good ripeness, which translates into more aromas, good purity and freshness, with a touch of paprika and red pepper, very fine tannins and a velvety texture with some chalky tannins. This is the opposite of the 2017—they harvested late after a long and slow ripening, when the grapes had the chance to develop their full aromatic and taste profile. 11,340 bottles were filled in October 2019.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2017)
Loads of roasted herbs here, infused with dried meat, against a background of brambleberries and blueberries. Medium to full body, some nicely structured tannins and a really vibrant finish. Savory and herbal in all the right ways.

Decanter (DCT) : 94 Points (2015)
Originally from Bordeaux, Carmene`re has made a new home in Chile. Full-bodied, with dark fruit, evident tannins, beautifully integrated wood, plus a slight (positive) green character. A lovely alternative to Cabernet.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2014)
Ripe, powerful and pure-tasting, with some smoky notes to the dried dark fruit and mulled spiced flavors. Finishes with mocha and dried herbal accents. Drink now through 2022. 1,086 cases made.

De Martino Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019
De Martino Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019
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Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019
RP
97
VN
93
JS
91
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RP
92
RP
91
DCT
90
Legado is a range of wines of great intensity and complexity from exceptional vineyards. This Chardonnay from Limarí is intense, full-bodied and has high acidity and is marked by the minerality of the calcareous soils in the region.
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RP
93
These are characterful wines from selected single vineyards that embody the style of De Martino. La Cancha is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon and our best expression of the variety. This vineyard in Isla de Maipo was for many years a football pitch (or “cancha” in Spanish), hence its name.
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JS
93
RP
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TA
94
Legado is a range of wines of great intensity and complexity from exceptional vineyards. This Carmenere from Maipo has a spicy aroma and good structure and reveals the potential of this variety.
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RP
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RP
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De Martino Single Vineyard Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 09-10-2022 . Score: 4.5