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EQ ‘Coastal’ Sauvignon Blanc

Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Pale yellow color with delicate green hues. The complex nose is dominated by citrus and tropical aromas like mango, papaya and grapefruit peel, with nuances of light herbal notes and the typical crispness that this variety shows in coastal cool climates. The palate is fresh and vivid, crisp and concentrated. Very fruity, with a salty mineral dimension leading to a lingering finish.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: Certified Organic Grapes. The grapes come from the area of “Valle Hermoso” (Beautiful Valley) located 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean, where the vineyards are planted on slopes and benefit from the cool coastal climate, which allows each clone to develop special characteristics. The predominant soil type is decomposed grey granite with a presence of iron-rich mica. The loose subsoil allows root penetration and balanced growing, thanks to the winery’s organic and biodynamic management.

VINIFICATION: The grapes underwent a cold soak for 12 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. 30% was fermented in concrete 700L egg-shaped vessels and neutral oak barrels of 228 - 400L to enhance the mineral notes, texture and mouthfeel of the final wine.

FAMILY: The year 1892 saw the emigration of the first generation of the Matetic family from what is now known as modern-day Croatia to the southernmost Chilean town of Puntas Arenas. Almost 100 hundred years later, the world started to become aware of Matetic Vineyards. And so, the story begins. In 1999, planted between the San Antonio and Casablanca Valleys of Chile in the Rosario Valley, Matetic Vineyards was born to the world. This coastal property occupies over 200 planted acres that take advantage of ocean influences and the unique climate that comes along with it.

With an eye towards sustainability, Matetic moved to organics beginning in 2002, now certified organic by CERES GmbH, and following biodynamic practices. One year later, in 2003, the technologically advanced Matetic winery was built, featuring gravity flow and natural and sustainable materials. Their boutique hotel, La Casona, followed in 2004, and at the same time received its organic certification. And in 2013, Demeter awarded Matetic biodynamic certification.

Producer: Matetic Vineyards
Region: Casablanca Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc 
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 6.4 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.4 G/L
pH: 3.2

Press Highlights

2022: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2023
2022: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2023
2021: 92 Pts - Vinous, June 2022
2020: 92 Pts - Vinous, May 2021
2020: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2021
2019: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2020
2018: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Oct 2018
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2019
2016: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr, 2017
2016: 91 Pts - James Suckling, May 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, Mar 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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