2017 EQ Quartz Chardonnay, Matetic Vineyards, San Antonio Valley, Chile
"The 2017 EQ Chardonnay was produced with three clonal selections planted in Valle del Rosario in San Antonio. The full clusters were pressed, and the juice fermented in French oak barrels with native yeasts where the wine matured for 11 months. Here, the riper year is noticeable compared with wines from 2018, as this is slightly more tropical and round, with creamy oak and a showy palate with a soft texture." Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, Drink to 2020-2023, 92 Points.
Embodying the pioneering spirit of the new Chilean winemaking, Matetic Vineyards are one of the leading producers in the country. Founded in 1999 by the fourth generation of the family, Matetic has established itself as one of the most innovative wineries in the country, pushing the boundaries of sustainability and terroir. Stretching over 4 estate-owned vineyards in the cool part of San Antonio, Matetic’s vineyard are tended organically and biodynamically. Matetic range now offers and incredible opportunity to explore of the most exciting regions in South America.
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