The de Martino Family have been making wine in Chile's famed Maipo Valley for over 70 years and their vineyards are situated at altitudes of up to 825m above sea level, yet only 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The soils are made up of clay, sand and volcanic rock which in turn imparts a very distinct character to the wines. This particular Carmenere is from the Estate range and is from carefully selected parcels of vines located in the Maipo, Cachapoal and Maule Valleys. Half the wine is aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for up to 6 months before bottling.
A deep garnet-red in colour. Aromas of red berries, blackberry and eucalyptus with notes of black olives and vanilla. Smooth and rich on the palate with a medium-body and flavours of cherry and coffee. The finish is fresh and spicy. Try with beef Wellington, red peppers stuffed with tuna or a slice of Camembert cheese.