This Carmenere is delicate and presents a deep colour. On the nose it has spicy notes, commonly related to this variety, which are nicely integrated with moderate oak. It has medium structure and velvety tannins making it very seductive and approachable.
Recommended by Helen McGinn in the Knackered Mothers' Wine Club: 'Love this organic Carmenere from Chile, with its juicy bramble fruit flavours and smoky, spicy kick. Gorgeous with sausages' February 2017 (2014 vintage)
Recommended by David Williams in The Guardian: 'I’m very fond of this fresh, vividly black-fruited organic bargain' November 2014 (2013 vintage)
The Nuevo Mundo range of organic wines is crafted by the progressive, exciting De Martino wine company. Originally founded back in 1934, they were the first Chilean winery to export Carmenere, and indeed to register the grape variety back in 1996. The company has quickly built up a reputation for high quality organic viticulture, farming a mosaic of vineyards in a number of excellent terroirs. Wines of great purity, with a real sense of place and balance, are the consequence of sustainable agriculture and traditional fermentation techniques. The fourth generation headed by Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, along with their team, continue with their constant serach for exciting terroirs and to polish their house style.
The Nuevo Mundo wines are sourced from vines grown on a dry river bed in the Maipo valley. The proximity to the coast means that refreshing sea breezes regularly blow across the vines. Organic, terroir driven and carbon neutral, all are wines are of high quality, delivering elegance and finesse. The over-arching aim for the winery is to implement the most environmentally friendly practices possible from vineyard to consumer. In fact, Nuevo Mundo represents the first Carbon Neutral & organic wine in South America. The journey to full organic accreditation was started in 1998 and was completed in 2001 with full certification from German company BCS.
The red Nuevo Mundo wines are partially aged in French oak barrels to bring an added dimension of flavour and to allow the tannins to mellow , whilst the Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to capture as much of nature's pure bright fresh flavour as possible.