It’s rare to find wines like our pick of the week, from Chile. Widely known for their mass produced bulk wines, Chile has a long way to go in terms of quality. But things are changing in this beautiful land in Latin America. Small family producers are emerging, reclaiming old traditions and terroir driven wines.
This bottle comes from De Martino, a family farm in the Itata Valley south in Chile. It’s one of the oldest wine growing regions in the country, stretching more than 500 years back.
Made from 100% Cinsault, coming from 35-40 year old vines. The soil is rich in granite and valley holds a Mediterranean climate. It’s cool and has seasons, much like Europe.
It’s spontaneously fermented in steel, and stored in old used oak barrels.
It’s a really fun wine with a lot of personality. Great with food, excellent on its own.