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Matetic Corralillo Pinot Noir 2017


Corralillo Pinot Noir is an intense and profound red color, with aromas of red fruit, strawberries and raspberries and some blueberries, along with subtle spice notes that are distinctive in this variety. The palate is rich, with elegant, soft tannins, vibrant acidity and a long, juicy finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Most of the grapes for the 2016 vintage come from Matetic’s oldest organic vineyards, on slopes with excellent sun exposure, in El RosarioValley. The soil is granite, with low fertility and very good drainage. In addition, 15% of the grapes come from the Valle Hermoso vineyards located 13 kilometers from the sea, where the maritime influence provides a unique tipicity, with ideal aromas and acidity. The grapes were hand-harvested at low temperatures to maintain the characteristics of the fruit. Whole bunches and berries were sorted and transferred by gravity to stainless steel tanks with capacity between 5 and 8 tons. They were then macerated over seven days at low temperatures, being softly punched down to extract the intense color and red fruit aromas. Fermentation was accomplished with both native and specially selected yeasts and a set of extraction management techniques were used in order to achieve a greater complexity and expression from each clone separately. Finally, the wine was placed in French oak barrels for 11 months to improve tannins evolution and correct aromas.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served with oily fishes such as salmon or bluefish, goat cheese, cured ham, light red meats, pastas and spicy foods.

Producer: Matetic Vineyards
Region:  Casablanca Valley
Country:  Chile
Wine Composition: 100% Pinot Noir Certified Organic Grape
Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 4.99 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.22 g/l
pH: 3.6

Press Highlights

2012: 90 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, June 2014
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2014
2012: 89 Pts - Vinous, June 2015
2011: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 2013
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #199, Feb. 2012
2010: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2015
2009: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2010
2009: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011


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