Cartagena

CARTAGENA:

FRIENDLY AND PLAYFUL

Cartagena is Casa Marín’s most sold mid-price range wine label with an excellent price quality ratio. All wines have received +90 pts. from Robert Parker and James Suckling.  The grapes used are hand-picked and sorted in the winery. The average natural yields are between 5 and 6 tons per hectare, resulting in full bodied complex wines with a great acidity. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir.

CARTAGENA SAUVIGNON BLANC

Our Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes that grow along the higher vineyard flats with direct exposure to the Pacific Ocean.  These locations do not experience steep temperature drops at night in comparison to the lower parts of the vineyard where we experience frosts, creating a special microclimate which allows the vines to produce good natural yields between 5 and 6 tons per hectare. The soil consists mainly of loam (an equal mix of silt, clay, and sand) and grapes are generally harvested during the last week of March. This French 242 clone yields a friendly, rich, and full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with a lovely texture, notes of peaches and sliced apple combined with fresh bell pepper and asparagus. The fresh acidity and salinity of the Pacific Ocean results in a complex and balanced wine.

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

Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 91+pts, 2020
Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 91pts, 2019
La Cav: 93pts, 2019

TECHNICAL SHEETS (PDF)

2015    2016    2017    2018    2019    2020

CARTAGENA RIESLING

This German variety is not very well known in Chile but has shown excellent results when produced in cooler climates. Sixty percent of the grapes originate in slopes consisting mainly of granite soils, and the remaining forty percent originates in sandy soils found on the lower parts of our vineyard. This off dry Riesling with approximately 10 grams of sugar per litre is a fun wine with subtle notes of flower nectar, green chamomile, clementines, candied peach, and honey cream. A silky palate with great volume and refreshing acidity that makes your mouth salivate.  A wine that invites you to pour another glass.

Food Pairing: This aromatic wine with its playful combination of fresh acidity and some residual sugar, can be served as an aperitif with a delicious fresh ceviche or any type of seafood. Furthermore, it is the best friend for spicy food, such as a delicious Thai Curry.

LATEST RECOGNITION

Decanter: 97pts, 2020
Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 91pts, 2020
Descorchados: 92pts, 2018
Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 90+ pts, 2018

TECHNICAL SHEETS (PDF)

2016    2017    2018     2020

CARTAGENA GEWURZTAMINER

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 with Riesling, Gewurztraminer belongs to an aromatic family of grape varieties. One only must serve a glass of this wine, and a sweet perfume of white peach, rose petals and lychee will spread around the room. Our Gewurztraminer comes from flat terroirs dominated by clay soils. Gewurztraminer has a naturally occurring lower acidity than Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling and is often made as a sweet wine. Cartagena Gewurztraminer is a dry version of this wine with only 4 grams of residual sugar per liter. Thanks to its fresh acidity, it is a very friendly version of Gewurztraminer.

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

LATEST RECOGNITION

Robert Parker:  90pts, 2017
La Cav: 92pts 2017

TECHNICAL SHEETS (PDF)

2016    2017

CARTAGENA PINOT NOIR

Casa Marín produces four different Pinot Noirs originating in different Lo Abarca vineyard blocks. The different soils, clones, and vinification methods result in four completely different Pinot Noirs. Cartagena Pinot Noir can be described as Casa Marín’s most fruity and fresh one. The grapes come mainly from clay soils and are harvested two weeks earlier than our other Pinot Noirs. The wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels without any new oak. This Pinot Noir has a less intense colour but intense red fruit aromas.  It has a lively acidity which gives the wine more depth.

Food Pairing: A great summer red!  Also 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: 90pts, 2018
Decanter UK: 92pts, 2018
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 92pts, 2018
Vinous media: 90pts, 2018

TECHNICAL SHEETS (PDF)

2013       2014        2015       2016      2017      2018

CARTAGENA COASTAL RED

Garnacha a newer and very exciting red variety within the Casa Marín portfolio which was planted in 2010 to blend it with the cool climate Syrah. As deep as the aroma is, there is also a balance and freshness, an energy that allows the wine to be very playful and precocious, accented by the aroma of spice. The palate presents a great front-to-back seamlessness, with fine continuity and length. What gives this wine its length is the vibrant acid and balanced tannins.

Food Pairing: Great with Patagonian lamb or any other type of lamb dishes. Furthermore, the high acidity of this red wine makes it good for any type of meat dish that is high in saltiness.

LATEST RECOGNITION

Decanter: 94pts, 2016
Decanter: 91pts, 2017
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 91pts, 2017
Vinous Media: 91pts, 2017

TECHNICAL SHEETS (PDF)

2015        2017