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Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Overview

This wine is a very pale yellow color, with light green hues. The nose is complex and delicate, with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit such as mango, papaya, cherimoya and lime peel, intertwined with herbs notes. Refreshingly crisp on the palate, with concentrated fruit flavors and a fresh, salty acidity that finishes with a crisp, lingering minerality.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from the area of “Valle Hermoso” (Beautiful Valley) located 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, where the vineyards are planted on slopes and benefit from the cool maritime climate, which allows each clone to develop special characteristics. The predominant solid type is decompes granite with a presence of mica on the upper tier. The deep subsoil is not heavy, allowing root penetration and balanced growing, thanks to the winery’s organic and biodynamic management. A careful manual harvest was carried out at the end of March. The grapes underwent a cold soak for 6 to 8 hours before pressing under a layer of inert gas, preserving the grapes’ aromatic potential. Fermentation was conducted under controlled low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged in contact with fine lees for four months. Fifteen percent was fermented in concrete amphora vessels (“eggs”) and neutral oak barrels to enhance the mineral notes, texture and mouthfeel of the

Serving Hints
This Sauvignon Blanc is ideally served with oily fishes such as salmon or bluefish, cerviche, sea urchin, oysters and sharp cheeses, like blue.

PRODUCER: Matetic Vineyards
COUNTRY: Chile
REGION: CasablancaValley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
RESIDUAL SUGARS: 0.86 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.45 g/l
PH: 2.97
ALCOHOL: 13.5%


Press Highlights

2016: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate, April, 2017
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2017
2015: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, June 2016
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate #222, Dec. 2015
2015: 92 Pts - James Suckling, May 2016
2014: 94 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, June 2015
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015
2013: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate #213, June 2014
2013: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, June 2014
2013: 90 Pts - Vinous, June 2015
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator Online, March 1, 2013
2011: 94 Pts 'Year's Best' - Wine & Spirits, June 2012
2011: 91 Pts 'Editor's Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, June 2012

 
 
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