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Matetic Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend 2018


The wine is deep red and brilliant with violet tones. The nose highlights notes of red fruit, chocolate, and spice. The palate has a complete mid palate with smooth, rounded tannins. Each variety adds to the complexity in different ways: the Cabernet Franc contributes the structure and tannins; the Malbec lends floral notes; and the Syrah brings spice, violet notes, and wet earth.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The 2018 season was very cool, with a cloudy, cool summer. Harvest began during the first week of May and lasted through the end of the month. The fruit was of excellent quality and showed great expression of its flavors, aromas, and acidity. It was a great year for this wine, showing excellent balance between the flavors, varietal typicity, and freshness.

All of the components underwent a cool, 7-day maceration prior to alcoholic fermentation. A combination of specific winemaking techniques were used for each component in order to highlight the characteristics of each variety. Every lot aged for 18 months in French oak barrels from different barrel makers, forests, and toast levels. Finally, the blend came together using specific percentages of each of the lots in order to achieve a balanced and complex wine that expresses the terroir of the grape varieties during the growing season.

Serving Hints
Decanting recommended. Suggested serving temperature of 64.4° F (18° C). Ideally served with grilled red meats, especially lamb, pasta, spicy dishes and aged cheeses.

Producer: Matetic Vineyards
Region: San Antonio Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Composition: 50% Syrah, 25% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.53 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.69 g/l
pH: 3.44

Press Highlights

2018: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2021
2016: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2019
2015: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Oct 2018
2014: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017

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