Matetic Vineyards Corralillo Gewurztraminer 2022
Matetic Vineyards Corralillo Gewurztraminer
Matetic Vineyards Corralillo Gewurztraminer is pale yellow in colour.
The nose of Matetic Vineyards Corralillo Gewurztraminer shows intense floral and fruity aromas with delicate notes of rose petals, lychees, grapefruit and quince, with a suggestion of ginger and tea.
The Matetic Vineyards Corralillo Gewurztraminer palate is fresh and concentrated, with volume and intensity, creamy textured and lingering finish.
Matetic Vineyards Corralillo Gewurztraminer is perfect to accompany sushi, lightly seasoned dishes with ginger, tarragon, saffron and curry. Pairs perfectly with Asian food and desserts.
The Matetic family arrived in Chile some 100 years ago and acquired large haciendas in the southern tip of the country which they used for sheep and dairy farming.
It was in 1999 that the family bought the estate in the San Antonio Valley and turned their hand to winemaking. They are now one of the most revered wine producers in Chile and have been awarded a plethora of prestigious awards.
The winery was designed in collaboration with the architect Lawrence Odfjell and built in 2004 and relies on a gravitational flow design that optimises management of the grapes brought in from the nearby vineyards, which complements the organic and biodynamic principles that are followed at the estate.
Gewurztraminer is a pink-skinned grape variety that produces some of the most distinctively aromatic wines in the world, in an intense style that polarizes people.
Ardent fans of Gewurztraminer adore its highly perfumed scents and slightly spicy flavors, while its detractors lament its lack of acid and obvious fruit tones. Few, however, would deny Gewurztraminer’s presence on the olfactory radar.
Literally translated, Gewurztraminer means "spiced Traminer" (Traminer Aromatico in Italian), in reference to the grape's heritage as a mutation of the Traminer family of grapes.
Up until 1870 Gewurztraminer was simply known as Traminer in Alsace, and even until the 1970s both Traminer and Gewurztraminer were used to describe the same grapes.
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