EQ Quartz Chardonnay, Matetic, Rosario, Chile 2019
Regular price £20.35
Brilliant yellow in colour. On the nose it offers citric and tropical fruit aromas that blend beautifully with flavours of honey and peaches, along with its distinct salty minerality. On the palate it is a full, voluptuous wine displaying freshness and volume.White Organic Chardonnay 14%
The Matetic family has a history of settling in new territory and making a success of agriculture. In 1892, the current members’ ancestors made the long journey by sea from the Croatian coast to Punta Arenas on the southern tip of Chile. They soon acquired large haciendas for sheep and dairy farming. It was only in 1999 that the fourth generation of Chilean Matetic made the move into winemaking. After a detailed study of the terroir, Jorge Matetic Hartard and his relatives decided to plant vineyards in the Rosario Valley. Just 15km from the Pacific Ocean, the rolling hills of Rosario benefit from cooling sea breezes and huge daily swings in temperature. Well drained, quartz-sandy soil requires vines to dig their roots deep into the ground to find water and nutrients, making for low yields and high-quality fruit. Eco-friendly practices are at the heart of everything the Matetic team do, from the fact they are certified organic, sustainable and biodynamic, to the design of their winery, which deliberately blends in to its surroundings.