The De Martino Virtual Tasting

Bold flavors and ideas from one of Chile’s most well-known wine pioneers


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Marcelo is a bit of a contrarian when it comes to determining when to harvest, preferring to follow the ripeness of the skins as opposed to the ripeness of the grape seeds. But, according to Marcelo, the problem with waiting for ripe seeds, besides ending up with 17 percent alcohol, is that you lose the life of the wine—the aromas, flavors, and colors that the skins contribute to a finished wine.

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  • I had the pleasure of visiting De Martino when in Chile last December. It was a fantastic experience both in terms of the winery's hospitality and in terms of the phenomenal wines they produce. What is even more remarkable is that De Martino produces such excellent wines without charging exorbitant prices.

    Apr 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM

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