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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
De Martino Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
De Martino Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 86354)
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Maipo Valley are blended with the area's distinctive local grapes, Malbec and Carmenère, to produce a deep red wine with violet hues and an intense aroma of blackberry, cherries and truffle. This wine has a deep red color with violet hues and an intense aroma of blackberry, cherries and truffle. Great volume and cherry flavor. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Ideal served with pasta, red meat, and aged cheese.

"...this intense, tannic cabernet is a picture of De Martino's style..."
-Wines & Spirits

From the pruning to the harvest, De Martino's organic wines are produced under the auspices of the Organic Management Program, certified by BCS Oko-Garantie. The organic grapes, which are grown in their own Isla de Maipo estate on the De Martino property, have permanent green cover crops between rows to facilitate biodiversity in the vineyard. The hand-picked grapes are fermented in their own yeasts and require a minimum of sulfur. DeMartino first began producing organic wines in 1991.

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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.