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Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Overview

Pale straw-yellow color and a complex mix of aromas including citrus notes, ripe white fruit, fig leaf, refreshing salinity, and a hint of spice typical to this varietal in coastal climates. On the palate, the wine is fresh and nervy with good volume, concentration, spark, fruit and a hint of saline on the finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This wine is made with organic grapes from the winery’s biodynamic vineyards. Harvest began the first week of April, looking for optimum maturity in each plot and clonal selection. This vintage had a very cool and cloudy summer which slowed the plants’ metabolism, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly without losing the acidity and aromas in the process. 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. 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.

Serving Hints
Serve at 50-54° F. This Sauvignon Blanc is ideally served with fish, especially raw fish dishes like ceviche, tuna carpaccio, sushi, oysters, scallops, salads, and goat or blue cheeses.

Producer: Matetic Vineyards
Region: Casablanca Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc 
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 6.29 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.39 G/L
pH: 3.3


Press Highlights

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, April 2019
2016: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate, April, 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, 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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