Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic
Climate: The climate in this area is a continental climate with an Atlantic influence. It is dry, with many hours of sun, and very cold in winter. It is an area that experiences extreme temperature changes, reaching 11 degrees below zero in winter and 37 degrees in summer. There is also a considerable temperature contrast between night and day, which favours an optimum maturation of the grape. In addition, the annual rainfall is very low, so the risk of diseases appearing is also very low and therefore grapes grow in a perfectly healthy state.
Terroir: Selection of Century old vineyards of very limited production, cultivated according to the biodynamic technical standards. Manual Harvest undergone during the first 15 days of October
Ageing: Fermentation and maceration during 3 weeks in reinforced concrete deposits of 10.000 kg. The malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak barrels, as its aging during 16 months. This wine has not been filtered and has been clarified without using aggressive processes
Color: Deep cherry color with violet-coloured notes
Nose: Thanks to the barrel ageing, the wine shows an intense nose with mature black fruit aromas – well integrated with the toasted, spiced and smoked notes
Palate: Corpulent in the mouth with very mature and round tannins that give its sweetness. In the long and persistent aftertaste, hints of mature fruit assemble perfectly with the roasted character of the wood
About the Winery:
Matsu is a journey along the passage of time throughout three generations of winemakers. Youth, maturity and old age. A collection that has taken more than a hundred years to be elaborated with grapes from 100-year old vines, the wisdom inherited from generations and the most ancestral techniques.
Bodega Matsu sits in a land where the grape gives everything without asking for anything in return. Thanks to very special climatic conditions and a privileged soil that prevents the appearance of pests and diseases, in the DO Toro vineyards nature is always allowed to complete its own cycles.
The result is three modern wines, made respecting the minimum intervention both in the vineyard and in the cellar. The proof that by combining the power of Tinta de Toro with the gentleness of the land we come from, it is possible to produce an intense but elegant wine.