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Matetic Vineyards - Coralillo Syrah 2014

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Maker: Julios Bastias
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
Food Matching

Food Matching

It is suggested to decant and to leave the temperature at 18ºC before serving. It is recommended to accompany red meats, duck, dishes with sweet and sour sauces and mature and smoked cheeses.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 (2013) VS: 90 (2013) JR: 16 (2010) WS: 90 (2013) WE: 88 (2013) D: 16 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

This is a Syrah of a very live and deep purple color. The intense varietal aromas of red fruits, violets and pepper balanced with notes of chocolate and spices given off by the wood. In the mouth it has a substantial body and intensity, balanced and complex, with long lasting tannins and a long and juicy end.

Winery Information

Matetic Vineyards

The Matetic family arrived in Chile some 100 years ago and acquired large haciendas in the southern tip of the country which they used for sheep and dairy farming. It was in 1999 that the family bought the estate in the San Antonio Valley and turned their hand to winemaking. They are now one of the most revered wine producers in Chile and have been awarded a plethora of prestigious awards including Wine & Spirit’s magazine Winery of the Year award in 2014. Just 15 km from the sea, the.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)92 pts

Dec 2015 - Luis Gutierrez - All three Syrahs I tasted, which has traditionally been the focus at Matetic, were somehow closed and austere and require plenty of air, starting with the 2013 Syrah Corralillo; this wine comes from two hillside parcels planted on granitic soils with differing clay components and biodynamically managed. The three bottlings of the variety come from different soils. This is quite floral with aromas of red fruit, very fresh in this cooler 2013 with some olives, spices and hints of raspberry leaves. The palate is juicy and vibrant, with supple tannins and very good freshness. As a constant in the Matetic wines, the oak is imperceptible and the wine has very good freshness; these are wines to have with food.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)90 pts

June 2015 - Opaque ruby. Smoky, pepper-accented aromas of black and blue fruits, violet and licorice. Textbook Syrah, with juicy blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors and suggestions of olive paste and cracked pepper. In an energetic style, finishing with very good lift and persistence and a suggestion of succulent herbs.-- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2010)16 pts

Tasted Sept 2012 - Plump bramble fruit and a bit of leafiness. Round, toned - a bit over-smoothed, if anything - could do with a bit more edginess and vinosity. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2013)90 pts

May 2015 - This red offers a meaty aroma, with flavors to match, accented by concentrated dark plum and boysenberry fruit. Lively and well-spiced, with a peppery and well-structured finish. Drink now through 2019

Wine Enthusiast (2013)88 pts

Rubbery, somewhat funky aromas shift toward iodine and stewed blackberry. A dense palate houses rubbery tannins that are short on structure. Baked blackberry, plum and cassis flavors finish toasty, herbal, leathery and salty.

Decanter (2010)16 pts

Recommended - Dark fruit, medicinal, and herbal aromas. Good structure with cassis fruit, a hint of spice and good weight of oak. A drying, mineral finish. Will be excellent. Drink 2012-2020.

Vinification Notes

This is a wine produced with grapes from sectors with two characteristics in common; all are located on slopes with different exposures to the sun, and have a granite composition with different degrees of infiltration into the deep lying clay and are managed following Biodynamic agricultural principles. These characteristics pass on an excellent drainage and low fertility. The grapes mainly correspond to the clone 174 which is characterized for producing aromatic, balanced long lasting wines, along with a portion of clone 470, which gives very concentrated wines with long and soft tannins. The handling of the foliage and the watering help to maintain a balanced vigor, which together with the low yield; allow obtaining a fruit with a great concentration of color, aroma and flavor. This was done in open tanks with capacity for 2, 6 and 8 tons. Different regimens of stripping and grinding of the berries, as well as using a full bunch component. The grape was cold macerated and later fermented at different temperatures with yeast especially selected for this variety. Different pressing and putting together techniques were used depending on the time and condition of the wine during the fermentation. The wine was placed in carefully selected French oak barrels, where the malolactic fermentation was done and it was aged for a total period of 12 months.