Intense inky black-cherry color. Aromas of ripe plums, blueberries and raspberries with great depth and perfect integration with the oak. In the palate we find notes of nutmeg and clove combined with balsamic notes and roasted coffee aromas. Long persistent finish with sweet tannins and balanced acidity.
Bosque de Matasnos’ vineyards sit at 950m (3,100 ft) from sea-level in the primest subzone of the appellation on sandy and clay soils. A total of 18 Ha. planted with vines up to 55 years old and controlled yields of less than 3,000 Kg. per hectare. Every detail is carefully watched at this top-quality producer that has taken the Spanish wine industry by storm. Bosque de Matasnos sells 80% of its production in Spain at the country’s top restaurants.
Ribera del Duero, Spanish wine region, is located in northen Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive from Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back more than 2000 years, it was in the 1980s that 9 wineries applied for and were granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 300 wineries call Ribera del Duero home, including some of Spain’s most iconic names.
Notable Facts Ribera’s main grape variety, Tempranillo, locally know as Tinto Fino, is perfectly suited to the extreme climate of the region, where it must survive scorching summers and frigid winters. Low yields resulting from conscientious tending to old vines planted in Ribera’s diverse soils types, give Ribera wines a distinctive depth and complexity not found in other Tempranillos. Rich and full-bodied, the spice, dark fruit and smoky flavors in a bold Ribera del Duero will pair well with roasted and grilled meats, Mexican food and tomato-based sauces.
Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port wine.