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Matetic Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend 2013


Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend is a bright and intense red with violet hues. The nose shows deep red fruit aromas, along with cocoa and spices. It has a fairly complete palate, medium-bodied with round and smooth tannins. Each of the four grape varieties in the wine contribute different taste characteristics – the Syrah delivers spiciness, as well as violets and damp earth; the Malbec adds floral and berry notes; the Cabernet Franc gives the wine structure and tannins and the Petite Verdot adds the final touch to the blend. The result is a complex and long-lasting wine with well-integrated oak.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This 2013 vintage brings together four varieties from the Matetic vineyards. Each grape varietal was submitted to cold maceration for seven days prior to fermentation, and then a set of specific oenological techniques was used for each component in order to bring out the characteristics of each one. Each lot was aged 16 months in French barrels from different coopers, forests and toasting levels. Finally, the blend was made using specific percentages of each one of the lots to achieve a balanced and complex wine.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served with red meats and sharp cheeses, and hearty dishes like stews and roasts.

PRODUCER: MateticVineyards
REGION: San Antonio Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 60% Syrah, 24% Malbec, 16% Cab Franc, *Certified Organic Grapes
pH: 3.58
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Press Highlights

2014: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017
2013: 93 Pts - James Suckling, May 2016
2012: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2014
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015
2011: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2015
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2014
2010: 92 Pts "Editors’ Choice" - Wine Enthusiast 'Top 100 Wines for 2013', Dec. 2013
2010: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, June 2013
2009: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2012
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2010
2008: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb, 2011
2006: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr. 2009

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