"One of the most progressive, dynamic and exciting names on the Chilean wine scene."

 

In our series of new producers arriving from outside of Australia, we are thrilled to introduce De Martino. They are one of the most progressive, dynamic and exciting names on the Chilean wine scene. The De Martino family arrived in Chile from Italy in 1934 and settled in Isla de Maipo. Today, the winery is managed by brothers Sebastian and Marco, who share an ongoing focus in creating wines which represent the family and their origin in the purest way possible.  This practice sits with The Vinorium’s philosophy perfectly. They pick early, play with alternative methods of èlevage (such as clay amphorae), ferment with native yeasts, avoiding any additives that may alter their personality. The also experiment with aging techniques using stainless steel, concrete, 5,000 litre foudres or used barriques (averaging ten years old), to allow the wines to reflect their origin. This results in a very fine collection of wines which all offer exceptional value…

 
 
 

De Martino  Vigno Old Vine Carignan 2016

97 Points - Luis Gutiérrez (Robertparker.com) "Single Vineyard la Aguada is no longer mentioned on the label of the 2016 Vigno, which is also part of the Old Vines series. This wine is nothing short of spectacular, with a complex nose intermixing aromas of smoked bacon, wild flowers and berries, earth and tree bark, in a rare combination of power and elegance that takes them to a completely different profile than the rest of the Vigno association. Other than the intoxicating nose, the palate also reveals strong minerality and the austere and serious tannins from the granite soils. This is not only among the best Vigno bottlings, it's also one of the finest wines from Chile. This Carignan-based field blend matured in 5,000-liter oak foudres for 24 months. It has to be the finest year for the De Martino Vigno, very varietal, pure, precise, elegant and powerful. 6,439 bottles were filled in April 2018."

£33.50 per bottle

 

"2018 has to be the finest
vintage to date for this wine."

Luis Gutiérrez

De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cinsault 2018

Luis Gutiérrez (Robertparker.com) "This is precise, expressive and fresh, with a wild character, very different from the other Cinsaults. It has a brothy, meaty touch on the palate that makes it very tasty. Clean and precise, with very good grip, 2018 has to be the finest vintage to date for this wine. They expect to fill some 12,100 bottles in September 2018."

£17.95 per bottle

 
 
 

De Martino Legado Pinot Noir 2018

Luis Gutiérrez (Robertparker.com) "They managed to get some fruit from the Talinay vineyard to use in the 2018 Legado Pinot Noir, and the 2019 is 100% from that limestone-rich vineyard in Limarí. I had not tasted this wine since the 2015 vintage, and the wine feels quite different, with more freshness and a chalky sensation on the palate, moderate alcohol and balanced acidity. It matured in used barriques for 11 months, and the oak is virtually imperceptible. 16,416 bottles produced."

£14.50 per bottle

 
 

De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2017

Julia Harding (Jancisrobinson.com) "Intense and mixed fruit aromas: apple, melon, pear and stone fruit. No oak flavour but the firm and gently creamy texture and light spice suggests this has had some old oak influence. (I found out later that it was fermented in older oak with indigenous yeasts and only 10% went through malo.) Well-balanced acidity, giving a serious Chardonnay with impressive range of flavours and length for the price. Not quite as edgy as some De Martino wines, but deep and persistent with quite a savoury, lees finish. Good Value"

£13.50 per bottle

 
 

De Martino Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Case 6x75cl)

The Estate line brings together wines with a fresh, honest style that respect the varietal expression of their region of origin. Maipo is well-known for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines. This wine is a good example of this classic from Maipo.

Our tasting note coming soon...

£57.00 per case of 6

 
 

De Martino Estate
Carmenere 2017 (Case 6x75cl)

The Estate line brings together wines with a fresh, honest style that respect the varietal expression of their region of origin. This Carmenere is an excellent example of this emblematic Chilean variety.

Tasting note coming soon...

£57.00 per case of 6

 
 

De Martino Estate
Chardonnay 2019 (Case 6x75cl)

The Estate line brings together wines with a fresh, honest style that respect the varietal expression of their region of origin. This Chardonnay from the Casablanca Valley is fresh with a pleasant palate.

Tasting note coming soon...

£57.00 per case of 6

 
 

De Martino Estate
Merlot 2018 (Case 6x75cl)

The Estate line brings together wines with a fresh, honest style that respect the varietal expression of their region of origin. Maipo is well-known for its Merlot wines as well as its Cabernet. This wine is a good example of this classic from Maipo.

Tasting note coming soon...

£57.00 per case of 6