De Martino Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Pale lemon yellow in color with intense aromas of ripe citrus lime, stone fruit and fresh-cut grass, that lead to medium-bodied, fresh palate. A ripe fruit character is balanced by crisp acidity and moderate alcohol, with a lingering finish.
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This wine’s passion fruit and lime flavors take it in more of a New Zealand direction than a minerally Sancerre style. What grounds it in Chile is the spicy acidity, along with a rich huitlacoche complexity to the smoky finish. Touches of mint show the underlying pyrazines, a highlight that refreshes the wine. Chill it for a riff on pastel de choclo, making the corn pie with spiced chicken rather than beef. Best Buy
Founded in Isla de Maipo (Chile), since 1934 the De Martino family has specialised in producing wines that reflect their origin and the character of each vineyard, based on solid principles of sustainable farming and traditional winemaking techniques. Today, the winery brings together the experience of the third generation of the family - represented by Pietro, Marco and Remo De Martino- with the dynamism and vision of Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, the fourth generation. De Martino labelled and exported Chile’s first Carmenere in 1996 and was a pioneer winery working century-old vineyards in the Itata Valley, incorporating old winemaking techniques that set a precedent in South America.
On De Martino's tours, you can taste wines from Chile’s very diverse regions, try one of the world's best Carmenere wines and see the exciting process of wine creation. Just one hour from Santiago, a bilingual guide will explain the whole process of making our wines in a tour that starts with the work in the vineyards and goes through to bottling and ageing. You will also be able to find out about our innovative winemaking techniques in amphorae and foudres, methods that are unrivalled in Chile’s wine industry. This is the ideal opportunity to discover the best and most varied range produced in Chile.