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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
De Martino Legado Reserva Chardonnay 2009
De Martino Legado Reserva Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 113423)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Yellow in color with greenish hues and brilliant clarity. Intense, well-balanced nose of citrus fruit and mineral notes and papaya fruit aromas. Fresh on the palate with rich acidity and salty tones. Good level of fruit and pleasant finish. This wine is an excellent exponent of the development that this grape variety has had in the Limarí Valley.
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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.