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93 pts Wine Advocate
Matetic’s Sauvignon Blanc has a great quality/price ratio, and even the top-of-the-range 2019 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc sells for under $20. They want a Sauvignon for the table, one that combines freshness and volume. They fermented part of it in used barrels and concrete, and it matured with the lees for four months in barrique and concrete eggs. This is more restrained—not as aromatic, less herbal—but the palate is terribly juicy and mineral, focused and makes you salivate.
92 pts James Suckling
Subtle, minerally nose. Some chili pepper and wet stones. Very tensile, taut palate with a lithe, transparent texture. Peaches on the palate with a chalky accent. Very clean and long. A serious sauvignon blanc. Around 1/3 fermented in old barrels, 1/3 in 700L concrete eggs and 1/3 in stainless steel tanks. Drink now.
91 pts Vinous
he typical soils of Casablanca, which contain granite and iron-rich clay, play host to this Sauvignon Blanc from Matetic. Yellow in color, it offers a nose of herbs, asparagus, mint and grass over expressive citrus notes. The yeasts and concrete aging with a hint of oak make for a captivatingly intense experience on the palate, where the citrus and gentle malic acids are satisfyingly refreshing. All of this is well-supported by the tension and body of the mouthfeel.
90 pts Tim Atkin MW
Julio Bastías uses grapes from Matetic’s Valle Hermoso plantings, located eight kilo meter from the Pacific, to make this barrel and amphora-aged Sauvignon Blanc. Gooseberry and passion fruit flavors are supported by racy, saline acidity. 2020-22
The 2019 Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc is a pale yellow color with delicate green hues. The complex nose is dominated by citrus and tropical aromas like mango, papaya and grapefruit peel, with nuances of light herbal notes and the typical crispness that this variety shows in coastal cool climates. The palate is fresh and vivid, crisp and concentrated. Very fruity, with a salty mineral dimension leading to a lingering finish.
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