English Español You Are Now Leaving Don Mateo USA
 

DON MATEO WINES

In general, in our vineyards, each varietal is planted in the optimal location so that it experiences the best conditions for growth. For example, the whites are in drier and cooler areas whereas the reds are in warmer regions with large exposure to sunlight – especially the Syrah and Carmenere. We irrigate by the drop to ensure that each varietal receives the precise quantity of water required. The reserve varietals are produced in smaller quantities and grown in drier regions with less irrigation to achieve a higher concentration of color and tannins.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile’s star grape, the king of all reds, Cabernet Sauvignon made its way from France in the mid-19th century. It quickly settled in and began enticing local—and later international—consumers with its flexible attributes that range from easy-going charmer to debonair courtier.
• Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Selección
• Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Reserva
• Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Gran Reserva
Carmenere
Chile’s own signature grape, Carmenere varietal disappeared from European vineyards in the mid-19th century and reappeared among Chile’s Merlot vines a hundred years later. The deepest, darkest, purplest of all red grapes needs a long growing season to reach its fullest potential. Rich in berry fruits and spice (think blackberries and black pepper), with smooth, well-rounded tannins, making this a very pleasing and easy to drink varietal.
• Carmenere 2010 Selección
• Carmenere 2009 Reserva
• Carmenere 2008 Gran Reserva
Merlot
Still a favorite worldwide, this soft-textured, fruity red is extremely easy to drink, food friendly, and versatile. This Merlot made its way to Chile in the mid-19th century, but didn’t become truly popular here until the early 1990s.
• Merlot 2010 Selección
• Merlot 2009 Reserva
• Merlot 2008 Gran Reserva
Syrah
Syrah is a relative latecomer to Chilean vineyards, but it quickly set down roots and has become a shining star on the country’s viticulture horizon. This richly pigmented red grape yields inky purplish-red wines that vary greatly in style, depending on where it is grown.
• Syrah 2010 Selección
• Syrah 2009 Reserva
• Syrah 2008 Gran Reserva
Chardonnay
A world favorite among white wines, Chardonnay has proven its mettle in the cool climate areas such as. Smooth and well rounded with moderate acidity and reminiscent of tropical fruits by nature, it takes kindly to a bit of oak aging and even barrel fermenting for additional complexity. Perfect for full-bodied fish and white meats, as well as corn-based dishes.
• Chardonnay 2010 Selección
Sauvignon Blanc
Zesty is the key word for this varietal, and nothing makes a better aperitif than a glass of young Sauvignon Blanc from a cool-climate area. Highly aromatic and recalling citrus fruits, green apple, crisp pear, and/or zingy pineapple with a refreshing green-grassy aroma and perhaps a stony, steely mineral edge, this is a wine to be sipped nicely chilled all summer long or paired with shrimp, white fish, salads, or blue cheese any time of year.
• Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Selección
• Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Reserva

 
Don Mateo Wine Distributors
Contact Don Mateo Wines
Wines Overview Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Merlot Syrah Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc
About Don Mateo Wines Vineyards Our Winery The Moai History Awards & Recognition
Photos Videos
Announcements Events Where to Buy Wine Talk
Contact Us Distributor