2018 De Martino, Gallardía, Old Vine White, Itata Valley, Chile

2018 De Martino, Gallardía, Old Vine White, Itata Valley, Chile

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2018 De Martino, Gallardía, Old Vine White, Itata Valley, Chile

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The 2018 Gallardía del Itata Old Vine White was produced with a field blend of 70% Moscatel and 30% Chasselas from their own dry-farmed, ungrafted old vines planted in 1905 in Guarilihue. 2018 was a cool year with low yields and an early harvest that resulted in fresh and light wines of good typicity. This wine ferments in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matures in used barrels until the bottling, which will be some time in October 2018. What I like about this wine is that it doesn't have the classical Moscatel aromas; it's very subtle and elegant, with great freshness. It's sharp and dry, with some more varietal flavors and the tension from the granite. 9,200 bottles produced.
Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (autumn 2018)
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De Martino

De Martino

De Martino is one of the most progressive and exciting names on the Chilean wine scene, deservedly named Chilean Winery of the year in 2011. Through a network of intellectual partnerships and vineyard acquisition, it has quickly built up a reputation for organic viticulture of the highest quality, farming from over 350 different vineyards.

The corporate vision focuses on sustainability, terroir, and, by logical extension, excellence. By concentrating on the very best sites for the varieties in question, be they in Limari, Elqui or Maipo, and by the development of a world class winemaking team, De Martino now sits at the very top of the Chilean vinous hierarchy.

The Alto Piedras vineyards make up 5 hectares of the sub-Denominacion of the Isla de Maipo, a de facto island as the vines are surrounded by two branches of the Maipo River. Two other self-evident truths are located in the nomenclature; firstly that the terrain is rocky, volcanic gravel to be precise and secondly that the vines are quite high up. Chile’s indigenous grape, Carmenère, is here aged for 18 months in new French oak.

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Itata Valley

Itata Valley

Itata Valley is a cool climate wine region in Chile, located 400 km (250 mi) south of Santiago. Some of the earliest vineyards were planted near the port city of Concepción during colonial times. Pais, Muscat of Alexandria, Cinsault and Carignan, dominate the vineyards, although international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are gaining ground.

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The Wine Advocate90-91/100
The 2018 Gallarda del Itata Old Vine White was produced with a field blend of 70% Moscatel and 30% Chasselas from their own dry-farmed, ungrafted old vines planted in 1905 in Guarilihue. 2018 was a cool year with low yields and an early harvest that resulted in fresh and light wines of good typicity. This wine ferments in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matures in used barrels until the bottling, which will be some time in October 2018. What I like about this wine is that it doesn't have the classical Moscatel aromas; it's very subtle and elegant, with great freshness. It's sharp and dry, with some more varietal flavors and the tension from the granite. 9,200 bottles produced.
Luis Gutirrez - 31/10/2018 Read more