The end of Summer; just around the corner lies cooling temperatures bringing about the changeover from white wine to those hardy reds. I know that it just doesn’t happen overnight, and white wines will be drunk throughout the remainder of the year. Looking back over the last few months I did seem to do my fair share of reviews of that good ole wine I love “Sauvignon Blanc.”
I was trying not to do many more, but this one snuck its way in and called to me to “give me a try!” I had to oblige so here we go.
Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2018
This wine really did sneak in at the last moment. An e-mail alerting me to this wine and tempting me with a 93 Point Review, what’s a geek like me to do but go out, buy a bottle and drink it. Oh, and for good measure, write a review on it?
What was really tempting is that I’ve had some awfully good Sauv Blancs from Chile in the past, so that made it harder to resist. At a price of $14, now it’s a no-brainer! From the Casablanca Valley located in Central Chile, the grapes for this wine come from the Valle Hermoso vineyard, just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Most of the fermentation was done in Stainless Steel with a small portion transferred to concrete amphora vessels and oak barrels. “Me likey!”
Matetic has three labels, EQ (EQUILIBRIO - the Spanish word for Balance) is one of them. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had their wines, I remember them from many years ago. Solid wines! I was very pleased when I saw how well this wine was reviewed and from my own position, I would agree. Starting with aromas of citrus and other tropical fruits the wine made its entre to my palate with those same traits. My first thought that came to mind was “PURE!” Lively with a crisp background along with slight minerality (coming from the oak aging and the granite terroir). The wine continued to delight through a nice medium finish that quenched my thirst.
So maybe I can make this one of the last Sauvignon Blancs of the Season!
Not a chance!