Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and Cristian
Matetic. Located in the southern part of the Casablanca Valley in Chile, the
property spans 37,000 acres, of which 296 acres are planted to vine. The
vineyards are farmed in a biodynamic manner and certified organic. Soils in the
hillside vineyards have a thin layer of clay over decomposed granite, while on
the valley floor, the strata composition is slightly different a relatively deep
layer of dark top soils covers a thick layer of red clay followed by granite. All
Corralillo wines are made from hand-picked estate fruit.
Before assuming winemaking responsibilities at Matetic, Paula Cardena Saez
worked at Errazuriz and at William Cole Vineyards. She is assisted by
winemaker Julio Bastias and consultant Ken Bernards. In 2011, Wine & Spirits
Magazine named Matetic Winery as one of the "Top 100 Wineries of the Year.
|This medium-bodied red offers aromas of red
fruit, violets, pepper, chocolate and spice. Long-fined, grained tannins are featured on the nicely balanced and juicy finish.
| Wine Advocate 90 points (Feb 2012)
The Syrah offerings begin with the purple colored 2009 Corralillo Syrah which went through ML in French oak barrels where it remained for 12 months. Aromas of earthy minerals, meat, game, lilacs, pepper, and blueberry lead to a full-bodied wine with excellent depth, concentration, and length. Give it 1-2 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2013 to 2019.
Wine Spectator 90 points (Sep 30 2011)
This sports deliciously ripe, succulent blackberry and fig fruit, liberally laced with toasty spice, anise and violet notes. A briary edge leaves a mouthwatering feel on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 2,900 cases made. JM
|The grapes are predominately clone 174 with small portions of clone 470, harvested from four hillside parcels planted on
granite over well-draining clay soils. The grapes were cold soaked and fermented in 6 ton open-top fermentors with punch
downs and pump overs. The wine aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.