Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2009 Matetic Syrah is from clones 174 and 300 and is vinified in small 1,000 and 800 kilo vats. It has an intense, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, black tea, dark plum and a touch of rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, juicy tannins and crisp black fruit laced with burnt toast and a dash of spice towards the tightly coiled finish. Excellent. Drink now-2020+. (Dec 2012)
Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and Cristian Matetic. The biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyards are located in Rosario Valley, a subdivision of San Antonio Valley. There are two distinct types of soil in the valley - on the hillsides the soil is red-brick in color, thin, with a superficial layer of clay and decomposed granite below. On the valley floor, the soil composition has a deeper layer of granite, red clay on top over a layer of darker colored soil. The fruit is hand-picked and estate bottled. Winemaker Paula Cardena Saez began as an assistant for Errazuriz and William Cole Vineyards. She is assisted by winemaker Julio Bastias and consultant Ken Bernards.