De Martino Carignan Single Vineyard El Leon Chile Maule 2007

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El León, an exemplary terroir wine, is a limited production blend from one of the most unique vineyard sites in Chile. A manual harvest is conducted in the last week of April. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tank, followed by aging in French oak barrels for 14 months.

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San Martino Winery & Vineyards:
San Martiño Winery & Vineyards opened its doors in the spring of 2004. We are a small family-owned winery specializing in handcrafted wines using modern techniques but with a traditional “soul” borne in the fertile lands of northwestern Spain. The village of San Martiño, (see picture below), located in the mountains of the Galician region, has been making tradit... Read more
San Martiño Winery & Vineyards opened its doors in the spring of 2004. We are a small family-owned winery specializing in handcrafted wines using modern techniques but with a traditional “soul” borne in the fertile lands of northwestern Spain. The village of San Martiño, (see picture below), located in the mountains of the Galician region, has been making traditional wines for hundreds of years. It was at the village of San Martiño that our love and knowledge of wine and wine making techniques started. Through years of watching and helping our family in the vineyard we came to appreciate the special relationship between people, their land and the food they grow. Our Texas winery was created by borrowing from the traditions of the San Martiño village and its people, the tenacity and resolution of our family and learned modern wine-making techniques. Our heritage is rich and although we are not Texas largest winery, we aim to be the best!. Here you can watch us grow and participate with us as we travel together in this adventure because we know that without you we are not. So come by and visit with us while relaxing with a glass or bottle of one of our wines. Bring a picnic and enjoy a break from the rat race. Read less

Member Reviews for De Martino Carignan Single Vineyard El Leon Chile Maule

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Snooth User: Jake Pippin
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4.00 5
08/02/2012

A bench mark producer of an outstanding array of wines from an equally outstanding list of terroir. The El Leon is a superb example of Carignan in Chile. This vines are well over 60 years old and producing great juice. This is a dense wine, and really requires a meal to be thoroughly enjoyed. A slight bell pepper taste can turn some people off to this wine, but it is a characteristic of the grape and to be confused with under ripeness.


Snooth User: Rebecca Chapa
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0.00 5
01/03/2012

Dense purple color with short pink rim, nose reticent today but notes of red cherry. Very dense with high tannin, high alcohol, some very ripe mulberry notes and hints of vanilla. Big and powerful with very sweet ripe fruit and incredible intensity, has potential to age, really delicious.



Tasting Notes:

Intense ripe cherry aromas dominate this bouquet. It is elegant, fresh and concentrated, presenting a superb natural acidity that will allow this wine to be cellared for many years. The soft tannins render a persistent, generous finish.

El León, an exemplary terroir wine, is a limited production blend from one of the most unique vineyard sites in Chile. A manual harvest is conducted in the last week of April. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tank, followed by aging in French oak barrels for 14 months.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 4.35 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.15 grams per liter

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