Have you jumped in the winter bandwagon yet? It’s easy if you like big, rich, tantastic reds. But if the idea of having the wine equivalent of a quarterback tackling your taste buds sounds more like a “no thanks” than a “yes please” for you, perhaps you’d rather a lighter wine with an edge.
De Martino Gallardía Cinsault DO Itata is a very unique red. It comes from Chile’s Itata Valley, a hidden gem of volcanic soils and innovative winemaking located 500 km south of Santiago. The family behind the winery has a history of pioneering and in this organic red, you’ll find a different taste of Chile.
Aromas of ripe red fruit, cranberries and juicy cherries dominate, with a floral touch. On the palate, a mineral character complements it. The wine’s tannins are gentle and silky and it has a moderate acidity. If you like Beaujolais, this is definitively one to explore.
De Martino Gallardía Cinsault DO Itata is available at O’Briens Wine at €17.95 (on offer from €19.95).
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.