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De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2011

The Experience

Drink When...
Something has got your goat
Listen To...
The goat remixes on YouTube
Think About...
About anything but goat curry
Drink With...
Lemon doused seafood

The Oddbins Take

The goats of the Limari Valley live the good life. The weather’s a bit cooler, so they don’t get too hot, there are cacti to scratch your itches on and hillsides to gambol up. There was also an abundance of delicious grapes, until De Martino realised that those limestone slopes and that cool climate were perfect for making wine. The goats got over the loss of the grapes though, because they found they love nothing better than putting their hooves up with a chilled glass of citrusy, mineral Chardonnay.

The Vital Statistics

Limari Valley
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 4 Years
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2.6 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Chardonnay (100%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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David Williams, in The Observer, 22/9/14: "The Viejas Tinajas wines the company makes in clay amphorae (rather than the usual oak barrel or concrete or stainless steel tank) in the southern region of Itata (a white Muscat 2012 and a red Cinsault 2013, both from Les Caves) have an irresistible, unforced vitality to them that is quite unlike anything else in Chile. But the more conventionally made wines are no less impressive, from the deep, dense Rhône-like spice, meat and dark fruit of the Single Vineyard Syrah Alto Los Toros 2011, from northerly Elquí, to the crystalline Legado Chardonnay from the breezy Limarí Valley a little further south.”

After working over 350 vineyards in their history, De Martino have selected the most prestigious and innovative vineyards for their Legado range. This wine is made with wild yeast and aged in old French barrels for 9 months. No eggs or dairy were used.

De Martino is one of the oldest family estates in Chile and winemaker Marcelo Retamal was chosen as Chilean Winemaker of the Decade in 2009. He takes grapes from the coolest part of the Limari Valley (Quebrada Seca), where the limestone soils add smokiness but maintain the freshness of Chardonnay.

A fresh and citrusy Chardonnay with a touch of smoke, flint and cream, this is beautifully balanced and pure.

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