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Matetic EQ 'Quartz' Chardonnay 2017

Overview

Subtle-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. The long finish is a classic expression of Chardonnay, thanks to the coastal climate of the winery’s vineyards.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This wine is made with organic grapes. The 2017 vintage was very warm, with December and January sustaining very high temperatures accompanied by forest fires throughout the country. The grapes were harvested in mid-March, a date that allowed for balanced flavors. It was a good year in general for producing opulent, lush wines.
 
The grapes come from selected Mercier clones, biodynamically managed in the El Rosario Valley. The soils of the vineyard have a granite-sandy texture with good porous layers. The coastal influence allows for a low ripening and great concentration of aromas and flavors in the must. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels of varying sizes.


Serving Hints
Suggested serving temperature of 53.6 F (12 C). Excellent on its own, this wine pairs well with fish, shellfish risotto, white meats, pasta, and aged cheeses.


Producer: Matetic Vineyards
Region: San Antonio Valley
Country: Chile\
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 4.93 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.60 g/l
pH: 3.39

Press Highlights

2019: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Jun 2022
2018: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2021
2018: 93 Pts - Vinous, May 2021
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Jun 2021
2017: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2020
2016: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Oct 2018
2015: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017
2014: 94 Pts - James Suckling, May 2016
2014: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Dec. 2015
2013: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, May 2015
2013: 90 Pts - Vinous, June 2015
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #213, June 2014
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator,  Feb. 2010
2009: 90 Pts -  Wine Advocate #199, Feb. 2012
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov 30, 2010
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Dec 2010
2007: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2009
2007: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov 30, 2009
2006: 88 Pts - Wine Spectator, 2008

 
 
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