Elegant and full-bodied, made of 85% Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha and 5% Graciano. 14 months of barrel maturation on new and second-fill French oak. Meaty and fleshy tempranillo with black cherry, plum and cedar notes. Appealing freshness.
Serve with red meat, steak, venison and grilled or roast lamb. Hard sheep cheeses. Goes well with grilled aubergines, mushrooms and squash. Plain dark chocolate.
About this winery:
Bodegas Mateos is situated in Rioja Oriental near the Ebro river. To the north, the mountain range Sierra de Cantabria protects this region from the Atlantic rains and to the south, the Sierra de la Demanda shields it from the inland heat. The vineyards are planted in 4 different locations and the average age of the vines is 45 year. Focus lies on Tempranillo Tinto & Blanco, Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo. The Garnacha Cepas Viejas grows on a century-old vineyard located on the slopes of Mount Yerga.
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