Gallardia del Itata Muscat 2013

£11.50

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...’OK, I'm a tasty and crisply refreshing dry white with a lovely jasmine nose. What of it?’ Nothing, I'm just half crazy for the...

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Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...’OK, I'm a tasty and crisply refreshing dry white with a lovely jasmine nose. What of it?’ Nothing, I'm just half crazy for the love of you. ‘Then let's take your bike over to the fishmongers and get me some oysters and crab, then you'll love me even more.’ Oh, I don't know, I think you're a little too stylish for a tandem... ‘Look, just because my folks named me after the daisies that grow all over their vineyard... All right, I'm a bit classy, granted, but I can do informal as well. Wine for all seasons, me!’ You look sweet upon that seat as well, if you don't mind my saying! ‘You can cut that out for a start, I'm not that informal.’


De Martino is a family-owned wine estate established in 1934. Working under the broad mission statement of "Reinventing Chile," it has produced wine from over 350 Chilean vineyards, having spent the past decade-and-a-half scouring Chile from top to bottom and side to side in pursuit of the most characterful plots for grape cultivation. The winery is renowned also for bottling Chile's first Carmenere, and for being the country's first carbon neutral winery. The Gallardia del Itata range represents an effort to make the most natural wines possible, and the Cinsault Rose is cultivated sustainably and traditionally, often using ancient methods such as the use of work horses.


The Itata (pronounced ee-TAH-ta) Valley is the most northerly of Chile's three-valley Southern Region. Roughly 250 miles south of Santiago, it features vineyards ancient and modern, some of the having been planted around the town of Concepción during colonial times. The vineyards for the Gallardia range are situated just 25 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean, and the coastal climate enhances the freshness and acidity of the fruit.


Winemaker Marcelo Retamal has worked at De Martino since 1996, his pioneering work making him one of the most respected and award-festooned winemakers in Chile. The grapes for Gallardia Muscat are pressed immediately following de-stemming, and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days using indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is prevented by a dramatic lowering of temperature, and no sulphur dioxide is added until the wine has been clarified.


The wine has an intense yellow colour, with a floral nose suggesting jasmine and lemon. The palate is refreshing and smooth, and emboldened with green apple flavours.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
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£4.95

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Saturday £11.95
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Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.