Region- San Antonio
Grape- 100% Pinot Noir
Producer- Matetic vineyards embody the pioneering spirit and vision of modern Chilean winemaking. This biodynamic project was founded in 1999 by the Matetic family. Already established as farmers with extensive landholdings, the fourth generation of the family turned their attention to grapes. Confident of the attributes of the climate and soils in the coastal El Rosario Valley of San Antonio, they planted 120 hectares of vines, and now farm 160 hectares of coastal biodynamic vineyard. Their wines move from the fruit-forward Corralillo range, through the more complex and layered EQ range, with the flagship Matetic Syrah at the top of the tree.
Winery- Following a rigorous selection, both whole-bunches and grapes were then transferred by gravity to a mix of eight and five-ton steel tanks for pre-fermentation cold maceration at 6ºC. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out using native yeasts and the wine then underwent eleven months’ ageing in French oak barrels.
Taste- A vibrant and lively nose that brims with berry fruit and spices. The cool-climate style gives a delicate and fresh tasting palate, with a fine texture and subtle mocha notes whilst allowing maximum fruit expression.