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Matetic Vineyards - Syrah 2013

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 - 2020
Food Matching

Food Matching

It is recommended to accompany strongly intense and flavorsome red meats, such as lamb, deer or hog, as well as mature cheese with intense flavor and texture. Serve at 18°C, ideally decant.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 (2009) VS: 92 (2009) WS: 92 (2008) WE: 91 (2009) WE: 91 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Wine with a very dark, deep violet color. On the nose it is an expressive Syrah showing the terroir through many blends: elegant hints of pepper, violets, moist earth, meats, spices, chocolate and soft menthol notes. In the mouth it has a great balance between an acidic freshness and sweet velvety hints that give off their soft and powerful tannins at the same time. The flavors confirm the complexity felt in the nose, filling the mouth with balance and finesse, leaving a prolonged end. This wine has a great potential for aging.

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 (2009)92 pts

eRobertParker.com #204 Dec 2012 - Neal Martin - The 2009 Matetic Syrah is from clones 174 and 300 and is vinified in small 1,000 and 800 kilo vats. It has an intense, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, black tea, dark plum and a touch of rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, juicy tannins and crisp black fruit laced with burnt toast and a dash of spice towards the tightly coiled finish. Excellent. Drink now-2020+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2009)92 pts

May/June '11 by Josh Raynolds - Vivid purple. Powerful, floral-accented aromas of black and blue fruits, olive tapenade, dried flowers and incense; very syrah. Plush, palate-staining blackberry and boysenberry flavors are firmed by tangy acidity and pick up smoke and candied violet qualities on the back half. Packs a punch but shows impressive elegance (this clocks in at 14% alcohol, which is by no means excessive for serious New World syrah) and finishes with excellent clarity and spicy persistence.

Wine Spectator (2008)92 pts

Issue Sept 30, 2011 - Very juicy, with an enticing core of linzer torte, blackberry preserves and crushed fig, liberally laced with bittersweet cocoa, roasted spice and anise. A briary note adds length to the finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2009)91 pts

Blueberry and raspberry aromas are front and center along with a hint of animal hide. In the mouth, this is bullish, ripe and generous, with oak-rich flavors of vanilla, baked berry fruit and spice. Licorice, latent oak and heat work the finish on this ripe specimen. Among Chilean Syrahs, this is a perennial pack leader. — M.S. (6/1/2013)

Wine Enthusiast (2009)91 pts

Blueberry and raspberry aromas are front and center along with a hint of animal hide. In the mouth, this is bullish, ripe and generous, with oak-rich flavors of vanilla, baked berry fruit and spice. Licorice, latent oak and heat work the finish on this ripe specimen. Among Chilean Syrahs, this is a perennial pack leader.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were harvested by hand, and once in the warehouse, they were cooled and submitted to a strict selection of bunches and berries. The de-stemmed grapes were placed in 1000 and 5000 kilo capacity tanks, respectively, where they were cold macerated for 15 days and later fermented exclusively with native yeasts and Organic nutrition. Varied pressing and remontage techniques were used to achieve an extraction that was very elegant in color, aroma and flavor. The wine was placed in a select program of French oak barrels for 20 months to finally be decanted and bottled without filtration. The bottled wine was kept in our wine cellars for 12 months before being launched to the market.