Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2017

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6 bottle(s) at £18.34 per bottle.
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Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2017

This Chardonnay is light yellow in color with aromas reminiscent of citrus and tropical fruits as well as honey and a delicate saline note that is so characteristic of our vineyards. The concentrated palate has good volume, and pronounced acidity lends a lively freshness. The finish is long and elegant.

Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2017

The grapes for EQ Quartz Chardonnay come from a southerly hillside (with less sun exposure)
of our selected Mercier clones and biodynamic management in the Rosario Valley. The vineyard
soils have a granitic-sandy texture, with the hillsides having more clay than granite, and good
porosity at depth. Each clonal selection (95, 76, and 130) expresses unique characteristics due to
the different solar exposure of the fruit, with more tropical notes when the bunches are more
exposed to the sun and mineral notes with excellent acidity when they are more protected
within the canopy of the vines. The natural yields are close to 1.5 kg per plant, and together
with the coastal influence, allow for a low ripening and great concentration of aromas and
flavors in the must.
VINIFICATION
The grapes were hand-picked and taken to the winery, where the bunches were rigorously
selected then chilled in order to minimize the oxidation of aromas and flavors. The bunches
were whole-cluster pressed at lower pressure with few rotations, following a traditional style.
The entirety of the must (with high levels of solids) fermented in French oak barrels with native
yeasts. Battonage took place without the addition of CO2 until just before bottling. Malolactic
fermentation took place in 10–15% of the wine. It then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels
of varying sizes.
TASTING NOTES
This is a Chardonnay with a subtle yellow color. The nose presents aromas reminiscent of
citrus and tropical fruits together with notes of honey and a delicate saline note, unique to our
vineyard’s terroir. The wine is concentrated on the palate with good volume, fresh acidity, and
a long, elegant finish.
FOOD PAIRING
We suggest pairing with seared fish, white meats, shellfish risotto, pasta with cream sauce, and
aged cheeses. Serve at 12ºC.

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