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.
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.