2014 De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cinsault, Secano Interior/Coelemu, Itata Valley
£10-15, 13%, Les Caves de Pyrene
Tasted at: January Tasting
Marcelo Retamal is one of the most exciting winemakers in South America at the moment, crafting wines that are as refreshing as they are restrained. This delicious Cinsault was fermented in old terracotta amphorae, eschewing the oak that marrs too many Chilean reds. The result is a wine with refreshing, cherrystone and raspberry flavours, subtle tannins and impressive palate length. Chile should be making more wines like this.
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