Matsu El Viejo 2019 is a red wine from the Toro region of Spain, made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. The name Matsu means “wait” in Japanese, and reflects the patience and respect for nature that the winemakers practice. The wine is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, giving it a complex and elegant character.
The winemaking journey starts with a manual harvest, carefully conducted during the first half of October when the grapes are at their peak ripeness. This hands-on approach ensures that only the finest grapes make it into this exceptional wine.
Following the harvest, the grapes undergo fermentation and a generous three-week maceration period in spacious 15,000-kilo tanks. This process allows the wine to extract the full spectrum of flavors and aromas from the grapes, capturing the essence of these vineyards.
To further refine the wine and enhance its complexity, a gentle malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks. The commitment to preserving the wine’s purity means refraining from any filtering processes that could diminish its essence. The approach to clarification is equally gentle and non-intrusive.
The culmination of this craftsmanship is a wine that is aged for an impressive 16 months in new French oak barrels. This extended aging period imparts a layer of sophistication, depth, and character to the wine, creating a truly exceptional Crianza that showcases the unique qualities of these vineyards.
Experience the dedication, heritage, and limited production craftsmanship that define Matsu El Viejo Crianza Wine. Each bottle is a testament to the art of winemaking, where the vineyards, terroir, and traditional methods converge to create an extraordinary wine.