Casa Marin

CASA MARIN

Coastal elegance

Casa Marin is our premium line of fine wines. Considered among the best cool climate wines in the country and the world with numerous international awards. The grapes selected and manually harvest from the best blocks of our vineyards, mainly granite and limestone soils. Due to the poor soils and cool wind of the humboldt current, the average yields are between 3 to 4,5 tonts per hectare. The wines are known for its elegant acidity, pure minerality and beautiful balance. Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir

Cipreses Vineyard

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Our Cipreses Sauvignon Blanc is the flagship in our portfolio. With its numerous awards, including two-time winner for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World (Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2010 and Decanter World Wine Awards 2010), this wine is considered Chile’s best Sauvignon Blanc and among the best Sauvignon Blancs in the world. The grapes originate in granite and limestone soil slopes, exposed to the cool wind of the Humboldt Current. Often described as an extremely seductive wine, a mix of stone fruit cocktail, green citrus aromas, wet stones, and mineral hints that add an exotic feel. On the palate it is saline, crisp, and clean, resulting in a unique finesse.
Ageing potential: Thanks to its low pH and high acidity this wine has a great aging potential. You can drink it young or let it age up to 8 years.

Food Pairing: The fresh acidity and structure makes this wine very versatile. Delicious to enjoy on its own during a warm summer day or paired with fresh salads, goat cheese, and all kinds of seafood.

LATEST RECOGNITION

Tim Atkin: 97pts, 2020
Decanter: 97pts, 2020
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 94pts, 2019
Marcelo Copello: 94pts, 2019
BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC IN THE WORLD: Concours Mondial du Sauvignon & Decanter World Wine Awards 2009.

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2015     2016     2017     2018     2019     2020

Estero Vineyard

SAUVIGNON GRIS

Sauvignon Gris, or in French known as Fié, is a rare variety which was largely abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic due to its remarkably low yields. Today the variety can still be found in some parts of the Loire and Bordeaux, but it is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon. This pink variety has a thick skin which produces more full-bodied and aromatic wines than Sauvignon Blanc. Maria Luz Marín fell in love with this variety when she tried it in France, and ever since the first harvest in 2003, Casa Marín’s Sauvignon Gris is the hidden treasure of the portfolio.  It is one of those wines with a WOW EFFECT: once you taste it, it will mark you forever. About 50 percent is fermented with natural yeast in used French oak barrels of 500 litres, where it stays for another 7 months. The other half of the wine is fermented in stainless steel. The wine is favourite among many chefs and sommeliers around the world and is listed in the world’s best restaurants.
Ageing potential: Thanks to its low pH and high acidity this wine has great aging potential. You can drink it young or let it age up to 8 years.

Ageing potential: Thanks to its low pH and high acidity this wine has great aging potential. You can drink it young or let it age up to 8 years.
Food Pairing: Oysters are a perfect match but throughout the years we have concluded that it is an amazing food pairing wine. Thanks to its full body, a bit of residual sugar, and fresh acidity, Sauvignon Gris can be paired with all kinds of dishes, especially fatty fish accompanied with flavourful sauces. Also excellent with Asian food and sweet-sour dishes. Try it and you will be amazed.

LATEST RECOGNITION

The Drinks Business: 93pts, 2019
Descorchados: 93pts, 2018

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2015     2016     2017     2018     2019

Miramar Vineyard

RIESLING

“Miramar” means ocean view and refers to steep slopes, consisting of limestone and granite soils that overlook the Pacific Ocean. It is here where our Riesling Miramar is produced. This wine is perfect for aging thanks to its natural acidity of over 7.5g/l and low pH of 2.9.  The wine has gained international recognition during the last ten years and was included in the Top 20 Must Try Dry Rieslings in the World by Decanter Magazine in 2016. This dry style of Riesling is juicy and fresh with a touch of sweet, caramelized apricot to balance the mouth-watering minerality and natural acidity. Beautifully elegant, a Marlene Dietrich in a crowd of Pamela Andersons.

Ageing potential: Thanks to its low pH and high acidity this wine has great aging potential. You can drink it young or let it age up to 10 years.

Food Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif with a delicious fresh ceviche or any type of seafood. Furthermore, it is the best friend for spicy food, like for example a delicious Thai Curry.

LATEST RECOGNITION

Tim Atkin: 93pts, 2018
Decanter: 95pts, 2018
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 93pts, 2018
Descorchados: 94pts, 2018

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2015     2016     2017     2018

Casona Vineyard

GEWURZTRAMINER

First found in the Italian Tyrol in the village of Tramin (or Tremeno) and nowadays known from Germany and Alsace, Gewurztraminer is another unknown variety for Chile. Just like the Riesling, Gewurztraminer belongs to the aromatic family of grape varieties.  Our Gewurztraminer Casona comes from blocks located at sea level altitude, consisting mainly of clay soils. Unfortunately, the Gewurztraminer Casona crop has been dramatically reduced over the years due to the heavy frosts that the village of Lo Abarca has been experiencing since 2010. Nowadays we only produce 3.000 bottles of this wine, so you have to be lucky to try one!

Its delicacy, which is very rare for the variety, combined with its subtlety turns this Gewurztraminer into a truly pleasurable experience for the palate. The floral notes are found in between mature fruit perfume. This is a delicate wine, the result of a cold vintage, which allows for an amazing level of subtlety in this variety.

Ageing potential:  Drink young or age up to 8 years.

Food Pairing: If you love Thai, Indian, and Arabic food, then this Gewurztraminer is the perfect match!

LATEST RECOGNITION

Tim Atkin: 91pts, 2019
Descorchados: 92pts, 2019

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2016     2019

Litoral Vineyard

PINOT NOIR

Casa Marín produces four different Pinot Noirs from different blocks within our vineyards in Lo Abarca. The different soils, clones, and vinification methods result in four completely different Pinot Noirs. Pinot Noir Litoral is our second wine in the Pinot line. It is harvested 2 to 3 weeks later than the Cartagena Pinot Noir as we are looking for a fuller bodied and complex Pinot Noir. Punch downs are done three times a day for 10 days to gain more structure, colour, and flavours out of the skins. The wine is fermented with its natural yeast and then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, of which 20 percent are new barrels. This is a serious Pinot Noir, with aromas of bright cherry, red berry, and hints of cool climate cranberry framed in whips of smoky peat hearth fire. Flavours are bright, with a firm acid structure supporting the same fruit tones perceptible in the aroma. Finish lingers with long, late acid backbone carrying the red berry late into the aftertaste.

Cuando beber: Gracias a su bajo pH y alta acidez, este vino tiene un excelente potencial de guarda. Puedes beberlo ahora o en 10 años más de acuerdo a tu gusto personal.

Ageing potential: Drink between 2 and 10 years.

Food Pairing: Delicious with wild Chilean salmon from the Lake District or any other fatty fish. If you love Italian food, then this wine is a great match with Italian pasta and pizza. For meat lovers, we suggest white meat such as chicken or pork.

LATEST RECOGNITION

Tim Atkin: 93pts, 2018
Vinous Media: 92pts, 2018
The Drinks Business: 91+pts, 2018

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2013     2014     2018

Litoral Vineyard

SYRAH

The Syrah Litoral is the newest member of the Casa Marin line and typifies our visionary, cutting-edge style. Forget the classic Syrah and be prepared to try something unique, a wine that originates in an extreme coastal climate. The grapes are handpicked during the first two weeks of May and punch downs and daily pump-overs are done to encourage useful aeration. The wine is fermented with its natural yeast and then aged for 16 months in used French oak barrels, with no new oak added. This is a young but serious Syrah. The nose is sweet and spicy at the same time, showing subtle aromas of balsamic and floral notes such as lavender and violets. It is clean and pure on the palate with an intense and sharp acidity. It will surprise you!

Ageing potential:  Due to its low pH and high acidity the wine has great aging potential. Drink between 2 to 10 years.

Food Pairing: Great with raw ham (serrano or Parma), lamb, or any other type of red meat. Furthermore, the high acidity is a great match for any type of meat dish high in salt.


LATEST RECOGNITION

Tim Atkin:  93pts, 2013
Descorchados: 96pts, 2013
Robert Parker: 91pts, 2014
La Cav: 91pts, 2014

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2013     2014

Miramar Norte Vineyard

SYRAH ROSÉ

The vines of Miramar Norte are 15 years old. They are exposed to a coastal climate, with cold mornings and cloudy days, recurring frosts during spring and autumn affecting the vines. This is a rosé made with Syrah of extremely cold weather, with natural acidity, it does not have any type of clarifier, which makes it a very honest wine in its expression. His style is fresh, exotic, unique, attractive that invites to continue drinking. Mineral, Saline, seductive and of superior quality.

Ageing potential: Better to drink young.

Food Pairing: Delicious with salads, cheese, or white fish. If you love Italian food, then this wine is a great match with Italian pasta and pizza. You can have it with desserts or sushi! This wine is that versatile.

LATEST RECOGNITION

Descorchados: 90pts, 2019

TECHNICAL SHEETS (PDF)

2018     2019