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Matetic Corralillo Chardonnay 2019


Overview

Pale-yellow in color, with aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, white flowers, and a hint of minerality. The palate is smooth and balanced, with precise acidity that delivers a complex and fresh finish. It is a classic expression of Chardonnay, highlighting the coastal climate of the winery’s vineyards.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This wine is made with organic grapes, that come from the winery’s vineyards with Mercier clones, biodynamically managed in the El Rosario Valley. The soils of the vineyard have a granite- sandy texture with slopes that have more clay and granite in varying amounts. Harvested by hand, bunches were selected and then gently pressed whole, with few rotations, using a classic pressing method. Seventy percent of the must was fermented in French oak barrels while the remaining thirty percent was fermented in stainless-steel tanks. Periodic punch-downs were performed as the lees were stirred. Ten percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for ten months on its lees, with seventy percent of the wine aged in French oak barrels, while thirty percent remained on its lees in stainless-steel tanks.


Serving Hints
Excellent on its own, this wine pairs well with fish, shellfish, white meats, pasta, paella, and a variety of Asian cuisines.


Producer: MateticVineyards
Region: San Antonio Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.3 G/L
Residual Sugar: 2.2 G/L
pH: 3.28

Press Highlights

2019: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2021
2018: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2020
2017: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2019
2016: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2015: 93 Pts - James Suckling, May 2017
2013: 89 Pts - Vinous, June 2015
2010: 90 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, 2013
2009: 88 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2012
2009: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #199, Feb. 2012

 

 
 
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