Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and
Cristian Matetic. These wines were named EQ as a tongue-incheek
reminder that wines are meant to be in equilibrium. With
EQ, Jorge and Cristian produce wines that are balanced, foodfriendly
and meant for the every day.
The biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyards are
located in Rosario Valley, a sub-appellation of the San Antonio
Valley, Chile. There are two distinct types of soil in the valley on
the hillsides, thin red-brick topsoils cover a thin layer of clay and
decomposed. On the valley floor, soils have a deeper layer of
granite and red clay that is covered by a layer of dark soils. 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.
| Wine Advocate 91 points (Feb 2012)
The 2009 EQ Chardonnay was partially native fermented and aged sur lie with batonnage in 26% new French oak for 10 months. Rounder, toastier, and a bit richer than the Coralillo cuvee, on the palate it displays ample tropical fruits, peach, and butterscotch leading to a long, fresh finish. Drink this top-flight effort over the next 4-5 years.
Wine Spectator 89 points (Nov 30 2011)
Ripe and lush, featuring mango, pineapple and yellow apple fruit offset nicely by honeysuckle and chamomile hints that frame the finish. Drink now. 1,280 cases made. JM