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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
De Martino Legado Carmenere 2003
De Martino Legado Carmenere 2003
(search item no. 80042)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Legado Carmenere comes from the family estate in Maipo Valley. Produced from hand-picked grapes, this signature Chilean wine has a beautiful red color with traces of ruby. The nose abounds with ripe red fruits and shows marvelous intensity. On the palate, it is full-bodied with smooth tannins.
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About De Martino:

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 flurry of recognition from Chile’s most prestigious wine guide. The 2004 Guia de Vinos de Chile singled out De Martino winemaker Marcelo Retamal as "Winemaker of the Year" and named the Legado Sauvignon Blanc, Legado Carmenere and Gran Familia Cabernet Sauvignon as the top wines in their categories.