De Martino Tasting Notes

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Chardonnay Limari Quebrada Seca 2011

Nose has lovelly green apple fruit expression with some oak and lot of minerality. Plenty of fruit on the palate and lovely structure. The finish is laced with citrus fruit and works in harmony with the natural fruit creating a lime edged balance.

Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Gooseberry and lime fruit nose. There’s elegance from mineral notes. Quite dense fruit to the palate, rich and textured citrus fruit. Layered with a little tropical fruit.

Las Aguidas Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Blackcurrant and mint but refined and not stewed. Bright and forward with excellent freshness. Grippy tannins give excellent structure.

Las Cruces OV Field Blend 2011

Powerful nose. Intense mix of fruit. Some smokey notes and a little meatiness. Palate is full with a lively feel. Finish is balanced but a little short.

Limavida OV Field Blend 2011

Smokey nose with some bacon. Fruit character is delicate rather than intense. There’s purity to the fruit and it is juicy. Finish is short but well formed.

La Aguada OV Field Blend 2011

Very attractive nose of black fruit cantered on blackcurrant. Slightly jammy but there’s good structure. White peppery finish.

Altos Los Toros Syrah 2011

Smokey bacon crisps with some iodine and black fruit. Oak notes show on palate which is meaty and savoury. Dark fruit with a direct fresh feel. Finish is long with a concrete texture.

Cinsault Rose itata 2013

Very light colour. Pure red berry fruit nose. Palate is crisp crunchy and vibrant. Slight touch of oxidation. Still has plenty of minerals to the palate and finish is very fresh.

Muscat Itata 2012

Lots of varietal character. Floral and grapey. Nice sweetness 5gramsRS. Very elegant and fresh to the finish.

Cinsault Itata 2013

Very primary raspberry, violets, lovely perfume with a little spice. Very soft but some nice texture. Sweet fruit, tannins are ripe providing just enough grip. Finish is long with a little spicy green pepper.

Viejas Tinajas Itata Muscat 2012

Intense floral rose petal, peach and apricot. The palate has a wild edge, nice density, peachy fruit and long finish.

Viejas Tinajas Cinsault 2013

Very natural nose. Gentle perfume. Blackcurrant. Nice texture to the palate from the amphora.

Viejas Tinajas Carignan Cinsault 2013

Only sold at the winery and enjoyed by the family and staff. The nose is gentle and savoury rather than fruity. Palate has fruit but is spice driven. Very low tannins and a peppery finish. Bright acidity. Finish shows lots of sour cherry fruit.

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