Each varietal was chosen because of its individual characteristics: Cabernet Franc
lends structure and tannins, Merlot contributes aromas and flavors of red fruits and plums, Malbec adds floral notes and Syrah
provides notes of spicy, earth and violets. Hints of oak, chocolate and vanilla are featured on the elegant and complex finish.
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.”
|(40% Merlot/28% Syrah/20% Cabernet Franc/12% Malbec). The grapes were cold macerated, fermented and aged for 12
months in French oak prior to assemblage.