Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their October 2017 edition article on Malbec in South America (see blue link below).
De Martino Limavida OBV Malbec 2011 - October 2017 Decanter review
The De Martino family came from Italy in 1934 and settled in Chile in Isla de Maipo (D.O. Maipo). At the beginning they specialised mainly in creating wines from Bordeaux grape varieties. In 1996, the family decided to label and export Chile's first Carmenere from the renowned vineyard of Alto de Piedras. Today, having reached 80 years of history, the winery combines the experience of the family's third generation - represented by Pietro, Marco and Remo De Martino - with the dynamism and vision of the already incorporated fourth generation, where Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, together with the winemakers Marcelo Retamal and Eduardo Jordán, are leading the winery new projects.
85% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere. Manually harvested, gently pressed before cold maceration. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, left on skins for 60 days most fermentation. Malolactic fermentation, indigenous yeast. The wine was aged in oak barrels for fully 2 years.
Deep and intense, purplish red in colour. The nose displays black cherry, cedar and rosemary, well balanced with the oak from the foudre. The palate shows great freshness and rich acidity, giving for a persistent wine with ripe tannins.