De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Chile, South America

$16.49 $8.99
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Item No. 92297
  • white wine
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Notes of sweet papayas, fresh peaches and soft vanilla appear in this Chardonnay from Limari. It demonstrates a citric acidity reminiscent of colder climates and a volume in the mouth that reminds one of sunny days in the north of Chile. In the mouth it is soft and the mineral flavors come through, along with fresh fruit flavors well-integrated with the oak.

Cellaring: Drink now or within the next 3 years.

Serve with pasta, chicken, lobster and other dishes with creamy sauces but also can be enjoyed on its own.

Learn About De Martino Map ItMap It

The De Martino family has been producing wine in Chile's famous Maipo Valley for almost 70 years. The wines reflect the area"s terroir, resulting in big, rich, extracted flavor. Delicate use of oak adds complexity, but the strength of De Martino wines is in their fruit. These wines are concentrated and elegant, each with a distinctive personality. The winery has received a...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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