Cool climate, biodynamic farming, sustainably focussed…there’s alot going for this Chilean Gewurztraminer. It’s clear and bright, juicy with lychee, ginger, yellow plum and ripe stone fruits but the finish is comfortably taught which keeps it refreshing and very crowd pleasing.
From the cool San Antonio Valley, grapes grown on quartz and volcanic soils.
Matetic is a boutique winery located in the Rosario Valley, situated between the coastal valleys of Casablanca and San Antonio. The vineyards were planted in 1999 placing them among the pioneers of cool-climate production in Chile.
The grapes were harvested in two lots. One half was destemmed and macerated for 12 hours at 5 °C, and the other half was whole-cluster pressed at low pressure. This allows us to achieve great varietal aromatic expression and intense freshness as well as tremendous volume and roundness on the palate. The must was then fermented over 30 days in 300-liter stainless steel barrels with periodic movement of the fine lees for a month to increase complexity and persistence on the palate. The wine was then racked to 400-liter barrels to age slowly with very little oxidation in search of roundness and texture
Pairs well with fish-based dishes such as sushi, dishes subtly seasoned with ginger or curry and dessert.
13% / 75cl