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Matetic Corralillo Sauvignon Blanc 2022


Brilliant yellow color, with green hues. The nose presents herbal and mineral notes, as well as citrus notes like grapefruit, and tropical fruit like papaya and mango. The acidity is fresh and juicy, the palate is balanced and elegant, and the finish has a saline note.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: This wine incorporates Sauvignon Blanc clones 242; Davis 1 and 107. Each one of these clones is planted in a distinct block of the winery’s coastal vineyards in the San Antonio and Casablanca valleys. With very decomposed soils of granite-quartz composition, this exceptional soil lends very complex components to the final blend. The organic and biodynamic agriculture means good conditions of light and air that stimulate the ideal ripening and development of the aromatic components typical of this variety, as well as the ability to help prevent diseases that may affect the bunches.

VINIFICATION: Hand-harvested. Cold maceration of de-stemmed grapes took place for 8-10 hours. Fermentation took place at low temperatures in stainless-steel tanks of various sizes for 30 days.

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: San Antonio Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 6.7 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.6 G/L
pH: 3.1

Press Highlights

2021: 91 Pts - James Suckling, May 2022
2021: 90 Pts ‘Best Buy’ - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2023
2020: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2021
2019: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2020
2017: 92 Pts - ‘Best Buy’, Aug 2019
2017: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2013: 89 Pts ‘Best Buy’ - Wine & Spirits, June 2014
2013: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2014
2012: 91 Pts ‘Best Buy’ - Wine & Spirits, June 2013
2011: 91 Pts ‘Best Buy’ - Wine & Spirits, June 2012

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