Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2018 'Wonderful, gently fresh Chilean white'
Matetic EQ Quartz Chardonnay 2018
Here's a fabulous chardonny from the San Antonio region of Chile. The vineyards in this small region of the country, to the west of the capital Santiago, are farmed biodynamically (that ethical and holistic approach to production similar to organic). The producers are the Matetic family whose most complex range are labelled EQ. Hand-harvested the chardonnay grapes ferment in French oak barrels. The nose reveals ripe and elegant notes. The wine is livelier on the palate but the introduction of oak softens the drink, with a hazelnut/pastry character and there's a hint of peach. All in all a complex, interesting, fresh but gently Chilean chardonnay. Great value at this price range. Alc 14%. Screwcap