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Matetic EQ Syrah 2011


EQ Syrah 2011 is an intense violet red color. On the nose, it imparts aromas of black fruits and delicate floral scents reminiscent of violets, mixed with pepper and hints of moist earth and chocolate. On the palate, it has a velvety texture and firm body, but remaining soft and elegant. This is a delicate and perfectly-balanced wine that shows great complexity; its rounded tannins impart a good structure and intensity.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
EQ Syrah has its origins in two separate Organic and Biodynamically managed sectors in the “Valle de Rosario”. The soil of these sectors has a granite origin (deep, colluvial). The surface texture is loamy, with a clay type of loam lower down, with good drainage and a constant presence of abundant roots. The 2011 harvest was carried out between April 20th and May 15th. Vinification was done in open, two and five ton capacity tanks in order to keep the clones separate. Cold maceration took place over seven days, followed by fermentation with selected yeasts. Different remounting techniques were carried out, depending on the varied must condition during fermentation. Finally, the wines were placed in carefully-chosen French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place, and where wine remained for 12 months before bottling.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served with game and meats such as veal or pork, as well as lamb and strong, mature cheeses.

PRODUCER: Matetic Vineyards
REGION: San Antonio Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Syrah *Certified Organic Grapes
pH: 3.57

Press Highlights

2013: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017

2012: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2015
2012: 92 Pts - James Suckling, July 2015
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, May 2015

2011: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2014

2011: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate #213, June 2014
2011: 90 Pts - Vinous, June 2015

2010: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec. 2012

2010: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2013
2009: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2012
2009: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Sept. 2011

2009: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb. 2012

2008: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2011

2008: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2011

2008: 91 Pts - Int'l Wine Cellar, May/Jun 2011
2008: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2010

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