Matarromera Crianza 2007
12 Months in French and American Oak
International Wine Challenge,Gold Medal. Bacchus de Oro 2010. CINVE Miami 2011, Gold Medal. Berlin Trophy 2011, Gold Medal.
The nose is cherry-rich and shows the dill and vanilla notes of American oak. The mouth is very full with lots of red and black cherries and some minty herbs. The middle and end of the wine are dry and tannic, and in the finish there is a lot of tart red fruit acidity too. The wine exhibits a need for a bit more bottle time to soften up, but expect more evolution from this wine soon. Drink fairly soon and in the next several years.
The wine made using 100% Tempranillo grapes from one of the finest plots in the Ribera: the south-facing Pago de San Román, where the soil is composed of layers of clay-laced sand and limestone. The vineyards, planted at a density of 971 vines/acre, are at an altitude of 2,789 ft. The wine is fermented at 78.8ºF during 10 to 14 days in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
About the Winery
Bodega Matarromera is located in the heart of the golden triangle of Ribera del Duero. Its facilities are partially buried in the north hillside of the Duero Valley, resulting in beautiful views that overlook the whole valley of the municipal district of Valbuena de Duero in Valladolid. From the start, Matarromera earned clear international successes, and the winery is a consistent winner of prestigious awards and recognition for both its wines and its business. Bodegas Matarromera applies a superb technology for top-quality winemaking and incorporates temperature-controlled and stainless steel vats and equipment with a winemaking capacity of 650,000 liters.