The name comes from the word equilibrio, Spanish word for balance, and represents Matetic vineyards commitment to nature, by pursuing a perfect balance between the grapevines, soil and climate of the vineyards.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from biodynamic vineyards located in the Rosario Valley. The soils are chosen for their granitic origin, with the flat parts showing greater depth, developed by the accumulation of materials and the decomposition of the granitic rock. The selected slopes were chosen for their greater presence of quartz and intermediate state of decomposition of the granitic rock, including some volcanic material.
Matetic vineyards embody the pioneering spirit and vision of modern Chilean winemaking. This biodynamic project was founded in 1999 by the Matetic family, originally Croatian settlers who arrived in Chilean Patagonia in 1892. Having established themselves as farmers with extensive landholdings, the fourth generation of the family turned their attention to grapes. Confident of the attributes of the climate and soils in the coastal El Rosario Valley of San Antonio, they planted 120 hectares of vines, and now farm 160 hectares of coastal biodynamic vineyard.
The grapes underwent a cool maceration for 10 days for a gentle extraction of colour, flavors, and aromas from the skins. Native yeasts during alcoholic fermentation were combined with various enological techniques like punch downs and pump overs, to enable an elegant and consistent extraction of the tannins. The wine was then racked to carefully selected French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, where it remained for 18–22 months prior to bottling.
Ideal to accompany all kinds of red meats, lamb shank, game, charcuterie, and intensely flavoured aged cheese.