While Sauvignon Blanc is making a splash in Chile, there is more to the Chilean white wine story. They are no laggards when it comes to the biggest white wine of all: Chardonnay.
There were plenty of Chardonnays to choose from in Chile. Some came off as a touch heavy, but the Matetic EQ was a real winner. Another coastal white, this time from the San Antonio region, the EQ combines all the freshness the sea affords (well preserved with only 30 percent of the wine undergoing malolactic fermentation), with the creamy spice of barrel fermentation. It is also very well measured with some 18 percent new oak.
Must try wine: 2010 Matetic EQ Chardonnay