De Martino Legado Reserva Syrah 2013
The Legado Range offers the best representation of a specific grape variety from the most outstanding and innovative Chilean wine-producing valleys. This is the narrowest part of Chile. Aromas of red fruits, subtle notes of oak, leather, and smoke. Medium bodied and supple, good length, and a beautiful, smooth finish.
100% Syrah. De Martino (Reinventing Chile) was founded in 1934 by Pietro De Martino Pascualone who came from Italy in search of a place to satisfy his passion for winemaking. He found a perfect site, just 31 miles from Santiago, in Isla de Maipo—a village so-called because of the numerous branches of the Maipo River that surrounded it until the early 20th century. A powerful earthquake have since dried up all but one large branch of the river. Today, De Martino has over 740 organically managed acres of vineyards and creates wines that are a true reflection of their origin. Choapa Valley: The area is influenced climatically by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. This vineyard in particular is planted in the Andes at an altitude of 2,789 feet. The soils are of colluvial origin, with clay, sand, and granite deposits, which give freshness and mineral notes to the wine.