The EQ Pinot Noir is made from 6 different lots in the Matetic Vineyards which leads to a wine of great complexity. The juice from each lot is kept separate in small open tanks with a cold soaking for 5 days. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation and is aged in 100% French Oak for 11 months.
This Pinot Noir is a deep ruby red color with aromas of roses, cherries, strawberry marmalade, and subtle hints of earth, anise and spices. The aromas are confirmed in the complex, delicate and very elegant palate. Fine tannins, soft texture and perfect balance lead to a lingering finish.
"The red wines begin with the medium ruby-colored 2007 Pinot Noir EQ. It offers up a captivating nose of smoke, rose petals, black cherry, and black raspberry. Round and smooth on the palate with excellent grip, this first-class Pinot will provide enjoyment through 2017.
The nature of Chile’s wine industry mitigates against small, boutique wineries. One of the few that comes close to qualifying is the biodynamically farmed Matetic winery. It is a brilliantly run winery whose youthful vineyards will only get better with the passage of time.
The Wine Advocate