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. Everything is organic at De Martino Legado; yields are low and quality control ruthless. This generous and velvety Carmenere is from vines grown at the 5 hectare Alto de Piedras vineyard situated on the Isla de Maipo and, as the name suggests, the vines are grown at high altitude; in this case 330 metres above sea level on rocky, volcanic soil which imparts a fresh concentration to the wines. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, this harmonious red would accompany most Sunday lunches.
A deep ruby red in colour. Aromas of cedarwood, green herbs and red plum. On the palate, concentrated and ripe with notes of dark chocolate and spice. The finish is lengthy and the tannins well-balanced. Perfect with roast tenderloin of beef, roast duck with sausages and lentils or Catalan bean and sausage stew with mint, paprika, tomatoes, and Chorizo.