De Martino 'Legado' Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
91 Rated Cabernet Under $20/btl
Wine Advocate 91 "The Legado Reserva range is produced in the most renowned valleys in Chile. Vines were planted between 1992 and 1998 on an alluvial terrace with abundant gravel and just the right level of clay to make it ideal for this variety. The grapes were manually harvested during the third week of March 2018 and the average yield was 1.5 kg per vine. Grapes are destemmed and sorted before being transferred to stainless steel tanks where they underwent a cold maceration before spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. The wine was aged in old French oak barrels, for 12 months. The wine is not fined and is only lightly filtered before bottling in May, 2019. This wine is a lively violet color with fresh and ripe aromas of blueberry and cassis, complemented by notes of tobacco leaf, graphite and violets. The palate is medium-bodied with an intense ripe fruit core balanced by very fine tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish."