2014 De Martino "Legado" Chardonnay Limarí (Previously $18)
A solid white with sliced apple and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium body. Hints of minerals too.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The nose of the 2014 Chardonnay Legado Reserva reminded me of the character of the Quebrada Seca, it has similar freshness and mineral character. I'd be very curious to taste this next to the Quebrada Seca, as unfortunately I tasted them on separate occasions and with one month's difference. The palate is fresh and vibrant, and leaves a salty taste on your lips. For this price, the quality is very high. (LG)
De Martino has arguably undergone one of the more radical transformations the wine world has seen in the past five years. The second largest owner of organic vineyards in Chile, with 740 acres in production, De Martino is stepping up to the plate in other ways as well: the winery is 100% carbon neutral and beginning in 2011 they have stopped purchasing new oak barrels. That year they purchased 140 tinajas, the traditional Chilean clay vessels that resemble amphorae, in varying shapes and sizes. Their "Legado" series aims to produce wines of power and elegance that can be aged. This particular bottling, a Chardonnay from the northern, coastal, limestone rich terroir of the Limarí Valley, is aged in used French oak barrels to produce an extraordinarily well balanced Chard.