With 13.5% alcohol, costing under $20, it scored a fine 16 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2015 Matetic Vineyards ED Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley in Chile  is a smart buy.

Just 13 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, the constant wind keeps the grapes free of any rot. The wine has a white grapefruit and herbal nose  with refreshing minearality in the mouth.


Perfect with any seafood dish or white meat meal. It was grown over granite and iron-rich mica providing a great mineral finish and aftertaste.

It’s the SB clone 1.242. Most of the wine was on the  lees for four months in steel adding a creamy feel, while a smaller portion was fermented in French oak, and the remainder in concrete egg fermentors.  That’s a modern as it gets. The Dionysians saw many of the “eggs” when touring South America.  It will age a bit, but is best when fresh.  In Vino Veritas.