The Matetic Gewürztraminer vineyards are planted in the San Antonio Valley wine region on lower slopes in an area that tends to be very cold, which leads to slow maturation of the bunches allowing for the development of great aromatic expression. This wine has a clear, pale yellow colour, with an expressive floral nose of rose petals, as well as grapefruit, tropical fruits, lychee and crisp ginger. Concentrated, clear and full-bodied on the palate, with some creamy ripe fruit, that leaves a long, fresh, intense finish.
The Matetic family has a history of settling in new territory and making a success of agriculture. In 1892, the current members’ ancestors made the long journey by sea from the Croatian coast to Punta Arenas on the southern tip of Chile. They soon acquired large haciendas for sheep and dairy farming. It was only in 1999 that the fourth generation of Chilean Matetic made the move into winemaking. After a detailed study of the terroir, Jorge Matetic Hartard and his relatives decided to plant vineyards in a previously overlooked side valley of the San Antonio appellation - Rosario. Just 15km from the Pacific Ocean, the rolling hills of Rosario Valley benefits from cooling sea breezes and huge swings in temperature - from as much as 27C in the afternoon to 7C at night. Well drained, quartz-sandy soil requires vines to dig their roots deep into the ground (up to four metres) to find water and nutrients, making for low yields and high-quality fruit.