2019 EQ Valle de Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc Coastal

Chile | Sauvignon Blanc

"Matetic's Sauvignon Blanc has a great quality/price ratio, and even the top-of-the-range 2019 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc sells for under $20. They want a Sauvignon for the table, one that combines freshness and volume. They fermented part of it in used barrels and concrete, and it matured with the lees for four months in barrique and concrete eggs. This is more restrained—not as aromatic, less herbal—but the palate is terribly juicy and mineral, focused and makes you salivate. It should work wonders with modern Peruvian gastronomy."

 

93 PointsRobert Parker's Wine Advocate

  

"Subtle, minerally nose. Some chili pepper and wet stones. Very tensile, taut palate with a lithe, transparent texture. Peaches on the palate with a chalky accent. Very clean and long. A serious Sauvignon Blanc. Around 1/3 fermented in old barrels, 1/3 in 700L concrete eggs and 1/3 in stainless steel tanks. Drink now."

 

92 PointsJames Suckling

 

"The typical soils of Casablanca, which contain granite and iron-rich clay, play host to this Sauvignon Blanc from Matetic. Yellow in color, it offers a nose of herbs, asparagus, mint and grass over expressive citrus notes. The yeasts and concrete aging with a hint of oak make for a captivatingly intense experience on the palate, where the citrus and gentle malic acids are satisfyingly refreshing. All of this is well-supported by the tension and body of the mouthfeel."

 

91 PointsVinous

 

"Julio Bastías uses grapes from Matetic's Valle Hermoso plantings, located eight kilo meter from the Pacific, to make this barrel and amphora-aged Sauvignon Blanc. Gooseberry and passion fruit flavors are supported by racy, saline acidity."

 

90 PointsTim Atkin




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