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Matetic Syrah 2008

Matetic Syrah 750ml 2008        
Sku: 1758654*

Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and Cristian Matetic. The biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyards are located in Rosario Valley, a subdivision of San Antonio Valley. There are two distinct types of soil in the valley – on the hillsides the soil is red-brick in color, thin, with a superficial layer of clay and decomposed granite below. On the valley floor, the soil composition has a deeper layer of granite, red clay on top over a layer of darker colored soil. The fruit is hand-picked and estate bottled. Winemaker Paula Cardena Saez began as an assistant for Errazuriz and William Cole Vineyards. She is assisted by winemaker Julio Bastias and consultant Ken Bernards.

Tasting notes
Complex aromas of violet, olives, damp earth, leather and chocolate are followed by sweet velvety tannins, fresh acidity and an extended finish.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Feb 2012)
The flagship 2008 Matetic Syrah was sourced from a particularly cool site and aged for 18 months in French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it sports a superb aromatic array of dam1p earth, leather, incense, smoked meat, exotic spices, black cherry and blueberry. Velvety on the palate with plush fruit, silky tannins, and impeccable balance, it merits another 4-5 years of cellaring and will offer a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2023.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Sep 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. Drink now through 2012. 150 cases made. –JM

Technical notes
Syrah clones 174 and 300 were sourced from two parcels planted on a nearly flat plain to deep, colluvial soil. Following a six day cold soak, the must was fermented and the wine aged for 18 months in French oak, and 12 months in bottle.

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Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua
Sub-Region: San Antonio Valley
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
 
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