2018 Corralillo Winemaker's Blend, Matetic
Red • San Antonio Valley • Chile • 49% Syrah, 28% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit verdot • 92/100 James Suckling
2018 Corralillo Winemaker's Blend, Matetic, San Antonio Valley, Chile,
Matetic, created in 1999, is a family-owned estate, located in the coastal valleys of San Antonio & Casablanca, in Chile.
It was the first wine cellar within the San Antonio Appellation and the first vineyard to implement sustainable farming through organic and biodynamic agriculture within the Valley, and one of the first in the whole Chile.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the Coastal Range, El Rosario Valley (subdivision of the San Antonio Valley) is a completely enclosed valley and perpendicular to the ocean. They have perfect climate conditions with a Mediterranean climate with a long dry season. The average maximum temperature in the summer is 26°C and rainfall averages 350 mm which mostly falls in winter. The fluctuation in temperature, moderate warmth of the day and the cold nights, help to achieve a slow ripening process.
These conditions result in a large concentration of aromas and flavours in the grapes.