Matetic EQ Pinot Noir 2016
Matetic EQ Pinot Noir 2016 from 8wines
Cellar for up to 9 years. No need to decant before serving. This classic New World-style Pinot Noir is the work of the Matetic family who emigrated to Chile from the Croatian coast in 1892. After many years working on their successful sheep farm in Punta Arenas, in 1999 they decided to start making wine in the El Rosario Valley in San Antonio just 15km from the Pacific Ocean. The grapes for this bottling are sourced from estate vineyards in the valley which are planted on excellent granitic soils and are farmed according to biodynamic principles in harmony with Mother Nature. Most of the time the vines are dry farmed which gives low yields of very concentrated fruit. In the winery the grapes are fermented using wild yeasts and the young wine is then aged in French oak barrels for 18-20 months prior to bottling. The flavour profile is bold and fruit-forward with ample cassis, blackberry and cherry notes along with hints of violets, baking spice and forest floor. The first sip reveals a light body, vibrant acidity and intense flavours which linger long on the tongue. A great wine to drink with duck, game or roasted lamb cooked with herbs.
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