James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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De Martino Carignan 'Vigno' 2016

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Product description

Founded in Isla de Maipo (Chile), since 1934, the De Martino family has specialized in producing wines that reflect their origin and the character of each vineyard, based on solid principles of sustainable farming and traditional winemaking techniques. 

Brigth ruby colour, with intense aromatics or ripe black cherries, blackberries and a mineral smoky note. Shows a fresh and juicy acidity backed with ripe fruit notes and firm, fine fine-grained tannins. Medium-bodied with remarkable length, intensity and complexity.

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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, wildflowers 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. De Martino is one of the quality leaders from Chile, and they are still working in Itata, a project they started in 2011. And in 2017, they had a Chardonnay from Traiguén, in the Malleco Valley further south. Also, in 2017, they started using more concrete vats and less stainless steel.