Matsu - El Picaro2019
Castilla Y Leon
0 15643 42210 2
Color: deep cherry.
Nose: ripe fruit, dried herbs.
Palate: powerful, ripe fruit, spicy, round tannins.
by PN, PeninGuide , 2021
Matsu, which in Japanese means to wait, is a tribute to all the wine growers who, for generations, have devoted their efforts, wisdom, respect and sacrifice to working the vineyards. The wines, which come from old vineyards that are cared for according to traditional methods and following the times that nature sets, preserve the boldness of the Toro D. O., combining it with an alluring smoothness. A philosophy of respect for natural processes is followed when taking care of the vine and making the wine in the bodega, and external intervention is kept to a minimum. Harvesting is carried out manually with a careful selection of grapes and always picked at the optimum moment of maturity. The grapes were harvested in boxes and in small trailers, which were then quickly taken to the winery. This is a unique and visually stimulating wine portfolio that over delivers on both price and quality.
This wine has a great and profound color, an expression of its young age. It has an intense aroma in which one can find dark fruits such as blackberries and blueberries, mineral notes also appear, creating this fresh wine with complexity. In the mouth, again this wine dominates the fruitful sensations, perceived as a wine with body; though at the same time it leaves pleasant licorice sensations, contributed by the maturity of the grapes from which this wine is made.
Made from a election of 90 year old vineyards from poor soil and cultivated using the biodynamic techniques. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tanks to avoid surpassing 75 degrees Fahreneit, thereby maintaining the fruit as well as the freshness that characterizes this wine. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in French oak barrels. This wine has not been filtered nor clarified using aggressive methods to preserve its natural characteristics.