Julio Basillas from Matetic Vineyards
As much as I find the history of a winery interesting, to me the winemakers background and experience is what drives the wineries brand a flavor profile. And as I interview winemakers from all over the world, I find such a great diversity in education, experience, pedigree and winemaking philosophy. A few weeks ago I interviewed the descendant of one the great 2nd growth Bordeaux; clearly pedigreed and born with a silver tastevin (as it were). Today I speak with Julio Basillas of Matetic winery in Chile. A stark contrast to my Bordeaux interview, the passion is the same. Grow the best grapes you can to make the best expression of those grapes in wine. Have a listen and feel his commitment.
- Import Selection: Wintervine, 1988.
- Domestic Selection: Pinot Blanc, 1988. Paraiso Springs
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- Import Selection: Black Marlin, 1989. Black Opal
- Domestic Selection: Old Vine Red Lot #9, NV. Marietta
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- Import Selection: Chianti, 1988. Castello di Gabbiano