Matetic Syrah Corralillo 2013 750ml
SKU 770173

Matetic Corralillo Syrah 2013

Aconcagua - Chile

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Rated 92 by Robert Parker
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. Some 100,000 bottles produced.
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Varietal: Syrah

Whilst there remains plenty of debate over which is the 'correct' name for the Shiraz/Syrah grape varietal, nobody is in any doubt about the influence and popularity this grape has had over recent decades. For centuries, this varietal has been used in single variety and blended wines in the regions of France it is most closely associated with, yet the 20th century saw it become one of the definitive grape varietals of New World red wines, where its big, robust character and spicy, berry-rich flavors proved to be a hit with international audiences. Today, Shiraz/Syrah is said to be the seventh most widely planted grape varietal in the world, and is used for a remarkably wide variety of quality red wines – including still, sparkling and fortified varieties.

Country: Chile

Chile has a long and rich wine history which dates back to the Spanish conquistadors of the 16th century, who were the first to discover that the wonderful climate and fertile soils of this South American country were ideal for vine cultivation. It has only been in the past forty or fifty years, however, that Chile as a modern wine producing nation has really had an impact on the rest of the world. Generally relatively cheap in price,Whilst being widely regarded as definitively 'New World' as a wine producing country, Chile has actually been cultivating grapevines for wine production for over five hundred years. The Iberian conquistadors first introduced vines to Chile with which to make sacramental wines, and although these were considerably different in everything from flavor, aroma and character to the wines we associate with Chile today, the country has a long and interesting heritage when it comes to this drink. Chilean wine production as we know it first arose in the country in the mid to late 19th century, when wealthy landowners and industrialists first began planting vineyards as a way of adopting some European class and style. They quickly discovered that the hot climate, sloping mountainsides and oceanic winds provided a perfect terroir for quality wines, and many of these original estates remain today in all their grandeur and beauty, still producing the wines which made the country famous.