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Matetic EQ Chardonnay 2016


This is a Chardonnay with a light and brilliant yellow color. The nose has citric and tropical fruit aromas that blend beautifully with flavors of honey and peaches, along with a distinct salty minerality. On the palate it if a full, voluptuous wine displaying freshness and volume without an overtly up-front acidity.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes for EQ Chardonnay come from Estate vineyards in “Valle de Rosario.” The soils are clay on the surface with sandy clay underneath. The grapes develop different characteristics due to the different exposure to the sun in each sector. The grapes were hand-harvested and submitted to a strict selection. After cooling, the grapes were gently pressed in order to obtain a clear and pure juice. The must was fermented using only native yeasts, in French oak barrels of varying sizes (15-percent new). The wine was finished with only a small percentage of Malolactic fermentation to enhance the mouthfeel and aromatic complexity. It remained in barrels on fine lees for 12 months, with 6 months’ lees stirring to develop volume, roundness and well-integrated wood.

Serving Hints
This Chardonnay is ideally served with seafood and shellfish, white meat such as chicken and pork, pastas in cream sauces and mature cheeses.

PRODUCER: Matetic Vineyards
REGION: San Antonio Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay *Certified Organic Grapes
pH: 3.15
ALCOHOL: 14.0%

Press Highlights

2015: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017
2014: 94 Pts - James Suckling, May 2016
2014: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Dec. 2015
2013: 90 Pts -Wine Spectator, May 2015
2013: 90 Pts - Vinous, June 2015
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #213, June 2014
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator,  Feb. 2010
2009: 90 Pts -  Wine Advocate #199, Feb. 2012
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov 30, 2010
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Dec 2010
2007: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2009
2007: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov 30, 2009
2006: 88 Pts - Wine Spectator, 2008

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