De Martino, Carmenere, Chile (certified organic) 2019
Carmenere, Legado series
|Certification||Eco certified, Organic|
Established in 1934, De Martino produces the purest of wines, reflecting their roots of origin. To ensure that each wine maintains its utmost purity, their agricultural method is based on organic principles.
If you want a balanced and well-structured taste, their Legado Carmenere is best for you. Taste the freshness of red fruits with a peppery note, balanced by the sweet aroma of vanilla.
Goes well with meat such as beef and lamb.
Organic grapes are cultivated in vineyards banning the use of artificial inputs, including synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. In organic vineyards, a bountiful growing year relies instead on maintaining strict standards for soil health-for example, upping biodiversity through crop rotation.
No Added Sulfites
In the fermenting and bottling phase of winemaking, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites. Sulfites–also known as sulfur dioxide, a naturally occurring preservative in most wines and an inherent by-product of alcoholic fermentation-can be manually added by the winemaker to up the sulfite level in their bottle of vino, thereby increasing its lifespan. If a winemaker opts to add sulfites but otherwise follows organic farming practices, the wines can’t be labeled “organic.” However, they can be classified as wine “made from organic grapes.”
The exception: bottles produced in Europe and Canada, where organic wine standards allow small amounts of added sulfites as long as the total quantity doesn’t exceed 100 parts per million (ppm) for reds and 150 ppm for whites. (To compare, conventional wine standards in these countries allow sulfite levels up to 150 ppm for red wine and 200 ppm for white.)