The DiMartino family have been making wine in Chile since 1934 and with a love of terroir and a focus on vineyards they have an affinity for old vines that represent the sense-of-place of their corner of the world. Cinsault, traditionally, is one of the blending grapes of southern France and is rarely seen on its own. Luckily for us, more and more varietal Cinsault is being bottled, particularly in Chile where there are troves of old vines to be found. The Gallardia Cinsault is sourced from dry farmed (no irrigation) and un-grafted vines of around 40 years of age. Bursting with juicy red fruit, ripe berries and violets with crisp acidity and soft tannins make for a wine particularly enjoyable served a bit cooler as the days grow longer and warmer!
Food is not necessary with this wine, but chips are always welcome, and it is so good with duck!