Casa Marín has always respected the surrounding land and has worked in a natural, harmonious way with the environment. With this in mind, the winery has always invested in three areas they feel are most important: social, environmental and economic. Since the beginning in 2000, it has instilled the focus on clean and respectful production throughout the company. Their approach in the vineyard is to use only ‘green’ products. 80% of the 46 hectares of vineyard is located on hills including some steep hill slopes. The vineyard is divided in 63 blocks reflecting the differences in soil, sun exposure, temperature and exposure to the wind. When the first vintage of the Sauvignon Blanc was released, it was heralded by Parker as the best white wine made in South America. A moment of great satisfaction for Maria Luz Marin who had to fight to be allowed to plant her vineyards in Lo Abarca, only 5km from the sea. This is a lady who doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and has a career littered with great achievements and numerous firsts. Maria Luz’s vision and determination to coax world class wines from these coastal vineyards has proved Chile is capable of producing wine that can take on the world’s best.
A serious Pinot Noir with some cool climate elements coming through. Fermented with its natural yeast. Aromas of bright cherry and red berry with hints of cool climate cranberry framed in whips of smoky peat hearth fire. Flavours are bright, with firm acid structure supporting the same fruit tones perceptible in the aroma—very persistent! Finish lingers with long, late acid backbone carrying the red berry late into the aftertaste.
Specific block vineyard. Small proportion is barrel fermented which aids the textural and mouth feel. Saline and Elegant. Notes of ocean breeze with elegant fragrances of slightly candied citrus, rhubarb and pink grapefruits and hints of green peppers in which the minerality is a highlight. On the palate it is saline and juicy at the same time with a clear and elegant acidity which continues together with the long finish of this wine. This is a great example of a seductive and fine wine that can be enjoyed for drinking now, or in a few more years.