By Margaret Snook, May 1, 2009
Viña De Martino’s 347 line is named in honor of the winery’s work done in 347 vineyards throughout the country.
This is my favorite of all of De Martino’s 347 line. Maybe it’s because of the 70% fruit from Choapa. To date, De Martino is the only winery putting the Choapa Denomination of Origin on their labels. No wineries proper have come forward yet, but De Martino is working with some producers who are picking some amazing fruit out of there.
What this wine’s got going for it is tons of blueberry and cranberry fruit backed up by a bit of dark chocolate and deliciously smooth tannins that are kept in shape by just the right measure of acidity to keep the juices flowing and leave you eager for another glass. This is the good stuff.
Denomination of Origin: Wine of Chile 70% Choapa / 30% Cachapoal)
Valley: “Wine of Chile”
Sold (Chile): Wine Shops (Vinoteca, El Mundo del Vino)