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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2005
De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 89180)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $12.29

Winemaker's Notes:

The DeMartino family has been producing wine in Chile's famous Maipo Valley for almost 70 years. Delicate use of oak adds complexity, but the strength of DeMartino wines is in the fruit— resulting in big, rich, extracted flavors. Legado Reserva wines are made in limited production on the family estate using only the ripest hand-picked fruit.

Aged in American and French oak, this Chardonnay has great volume and is well balanced with an excellent combination of fruit and oak. Pleasant and complex with a long finish.

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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.