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Marcelo Retamal

Winemaker at De Martino

How old are you?


Do you live on site?


Does your family help out?


What pets does the winery have?

No pets

What is your favourite and least favourite part of the wine making process?

Favourite part: viticulture, because it changes every year and you don't know what to expect each year.

Least favourite: vinification, because it's boring.

Do you use any quirky techniques?

A very idiosynchratic technique is winemaking in old terracota amphoraes called "tinajas". This is the way wine was produced originally in Chile.

Have you always made wine? What would you do if you didn't make wine?

Yes, I have always made wine. If I didn't, I would be a food critic to travel all around the world tasting different dishes.

Or I would be Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

What is your favourite grape to work with and why?

I don't have a favourite grape to work with. I do have a favourite place to work on: up in the mountains (Andes Mountains in the case of Chile).

What's the best wine you've ever tasted?

There are so many that there's not enough space to answer.

What is the best music to make wine to?

Depends on the wine. But always rock.

Marcelo Retamal

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