The De Martino family has been producing wines in Chile since 1934. The winery is now run by the 4th generation – brothers Marco and Sebastian. Like the generations before them, they have been focused on producing wines that reflect their origin and the character of each vineyard, based on solid principles of sustainable farming and traditional winemaking methods. The brothers have a very strong attachment to their vineyards in two areas, the Isla de Maipo (Maipo Valley) and in Guarilihue (Itata Valley). In both these places, they have successfully cobbled together over time a beautiful array of ungrafted vines.
Ungrafted vines are a privilege to farm and are scarce. Their uniqueness stems from their ability to transmit their origin at its purest level, both in terms of the specific grape variety as well as the underlying soil in which they are planted. The brothers’ passion for these two areas and for their ungrafted vines led to the decision to create a new boutique wine brand, separate from the larger De Martino empire, and focused solely on these special areas and vines. And alas, Ungrafted was born with the 2020 vintage.
The De Martino brothers carefully tend the Ungrafted vines and continue to farm them under sustainable principles as they have been farmed for decades. They strive to produce wines from these great areas with a maximum expression of their terroir and using vinification methods that are traditional and that further highlight the place in its purest expression.
91 Points, Vinous
“The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Ungrafted Gravel Soil hails from Isla de Maipo, aged 12 month in used barrels. Light purple in hue, the mild nose offers blackcurrant and cherry soft piracine notes. Terse with polished, slightly reactive, finely grained tannins and a flavorful juicy finish. A nuanced and lively style.”
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