FMV adds Chile's De Martino winery
Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added a renowned Chilean winery to its agency portfolio.
FMW, the trade-facing business of Berry Bros & Rudd, has added De Martino to its collection.
The De Martino family arrived in Chile from Italy in 1934 and settled in Isla de Maipo. Today the winery is managed by brothers Sebastian and Marco De Martino.
Wine buyer for South America, Catriona Felstead MW, said: “Day to day operations are run by the impressive and well-travelled Sebastian and Marco De Martino, with winemaking under the watchful eye of one of Chile’s finest winemakers, Marcelo Retamal. Between them, Sebastian, Marco and ‘Reta’ have transformed De Martino over the past decade into arguably Chile’s most progressive and dynamic producer.
“De Martino is at the top of its game in Chile, with a range of waines that spans from Limari in the north to Itata in the south. They work sustainably across all their vineyards and use organic practices for their Itata and single vineyard wines.”
Sebastian De Martino added: “We are delighted with this new partnership. As family producers we are proud to represent the vineyards and landscape that we farm and in keeping with the Berry Bros & Rudd and FMV philosophy we believe and understand that a long-term vision is what makes the difference. Becoming part of one of the oldest merchants in the world makes sense to us. Family owned too, this place is also home to many other families and producers that we consider both friends and inspiration.”
FMV is now stocking the following wines from De Martino:
From the Estate Range it has: 2018 De Martino Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley; 2017 De Martino Estate Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley; 2017 De Martino Estate Merlot, Maipo Valley; 2016 De Martino Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley.
From the Legado range it has: 2017 De Martino Legado Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley; 2017 De Martino Legado Chardonnay, Limari Valley; 2016 De Martino Legado Carmenere, Maipo Valley; 2017 De Martino Legado Pinot Noir, Limari Valley.
Itata Range: 2016 De Martino Gallardia Old Vine White, Itata Valley; 2017 De Martino Gallardia Cinsault, Itata Valley; 2017 De Martino Viejas Tinajas Muscat, Itata Valley – not yet available; 2017 De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cinsault, Itata Valley.
Single Vineyard: 2017 De Martino Parcela 5 Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley; 2016 De Martino La Cancha Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley; 2015 De Martino Alto de Piedras Carmenere, Maipo Valley.
Old Vine Series: 2015 De Martino La Aguarda Carignan, Maule Valley; 2013 De Martino Limavida Malbec, Maule Valley; 2015 De Martino Las Cruces Malbec/ Carmenere, Cachapoal.