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Matsu El Viejo

Matsu El Viejo
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Non-certified biodynamic
Non-certified biodynamic
Matsu El Viejo
Red wine Crianza. 16 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tinta de Toro
Production area: D.O. Toro
Winery: Matsu
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%

Available vintages of Matsu El Viejo

  • Matsu El Viejo 2016
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    • Parker 88
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  • Matsu El Viejo 2016
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Characteristics of Matsu El Viejo

Matsu is a red wine from Toro produced by the Matsu winery. The winery is located in the region of Toro (Zamora) and is owned by Vintae group.

Matsu El Viejo is 100% made from Tinta de Toro. The grapes come from ancient vineyards planted on very low production soils of sandstone and clay at about 650-700m altitude.

The cultivation of the vineyard seeks not to interfere with the natural processes of the vineyard, using biodynamic farming methods.  

For processing, the wine is fermented and macerated for three weeks in concrete tanks of 10,000kg. Afterwards malolactic fermentation occurs in new French oak barrels. In the same barrels, the wine is aged for 16 months.

Matsu is Japanese for "hope". The wines from the Matsu collection are the result of waiting, waiting for nature to fulfil its cycles without forcing it, and waiting for the wine to develop its qualities spontaneously.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Beef, Alone, Large game, Roasts, Deer, Stew, Stews

Tasting notes Matsu El Viejo

This is an excellent vintage in D.O. Toro. With a somewhat particular autumn due to scarce rainfall and slightly higher than normal temperatures. It wasn’t until early January that the rainfall went back to normal.From February to March, temperatures and rainfall were normal, so the water reserves and the growth cycle began correctly.Budding and flowering were delayed for a few days due to low temperatures in May.The high temperatures start at the end of June, boosting the flowering and growth process.The summer went by without any major weather events until mid-September, when light rains and a drop in temperatures led to a slower ripening until the start of the harvest, which arrived with an optimum degree of ripeness.The wines of this vintage present a great balance between ripeness and acidity. Wines fresh in their youth and prepared to age perfectly.
This year, which was described as a very good one, started with high temperatures that did not lower until the end of November. There were also quite low water reserves. In the early spring, temperatures began to rise, leading to the first bleedings of the vines. The beginning of the growth cycle did not present any major upheavals, except for the low humidity due to the lack of rain during the winter. During May, the vines began to develop their buds, causing the flowering during the first week of June. When they started to ripen, the drought and the stress on the vines was evident. At the end of August, there a certain amount of rain helped to hydrate the bunches, which helped to collect the healthiest grapes.As a result, we have a year with wines of a concentrated profile and some acidity. Perfect in their youth and with a medium ageing capacity.
The vintage began with a rainy autumn and low temperatures that produced frost for days in a row in December. At the beginning of March, temperatures began to recover and at the beginning of April, the start of the growth cycle was already visible. Due to the persistence of high temperatures, the growth of the vines took place faster, bringing forward the flowering. In June, temperatures dropped but in July they increased significantly, causing the dehydration of some berries. In August and early September the weather evolved normally, until the arrival of the harvest.As a result, we have a year with wines of good body and acidity. Fluid wines in their youth and with a good ageing capacity.
Sight Cherry red with violet hues, clean and bright.  Nose Good aromatic intensity. Predominance of ripe fruit with toasty notes, smoked and spicy. Mineral background. Taste Powerful, large and fleshy entry. Sweet and fruity with nice toasted touches. Ripe and round tannins. Good acidity. Long finish.
Sight Deep cherry red with a violet rim. Clean and bright. Dense tears stain the glass. Nose Deep and complex aromas. Ripe red fruit appears against a mineral background, very well combined with toasted and smoky notes. Balsamic notes soften and refresh the palate. Soft spices complement an intense and expressive nose. Taste This red wine has a broad and powerful attack. It is long, tasty and engulfing on the palate, with a high concentration of fruit and refreshing balsamic nuances. Fantastic acidity, very well integrated and defined. Ripe, fleshy and sweet tannins give this wine a fine and velvety texture. A long and very persistent finish with a nice spicy aftertaste.
Sight Deep purple-cherry colour with violet edges. Clean and bright. Its dense tears stain the glass. Nose Deep and complex aromas among which the notes of ripe red fruit stand out on an important mineral background. The fruit is very well integrated with some toasted and smoked notes. Its balsamic notes soften and refresh its high powerness and its soft spicy notes complete its intense and expressive nasal aromas. Taste It is a Spanish wine with a wide and powerful attack and a long and tasty mid palate. It coats the palate with concentrated notes of fruit and balsamic sensations which refresh its mid palate. A great, crispy and integrated acidity and pleasant ripe, fleshy tannins quite mellow, which provide the wine with a refined velvety texture. Long and very persistent finish with a nice spicy after-taste.
Sight Deep purple-cherry colour with violet edges. Clean and bright. Its dense tears stain the glass. Nose Deep and complex aromas among which the notes of ripe red fruit stand out on an important mineral background. The fruit is very well integrated with some toasted and smoked notes. Its balsamic notes soften and refresh its high powerness and its soft spicy notes complete its intense and expressive nasal aromas. Taste It is a Spanish wine with a wide and powerful attack and a long and tasty mid palate. It coats the palate with concentrated notes of fruit and balsamic sensations which refresh its mid palate. A great, crispy and integrated acidity and pleasant ripe, fleshy tannins quite mellow, which provide the wine with a refined velvety texture. Long and very persistent finish with a nice spicy after-taste.

Ratings

  • Parker 88
  • Peñin 92
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 94
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 94

Prizes

Top Ten Vinos de Toro. Vivino Wine Style Awards
Medalla de Plata. Mundus Vini
Top Ten Vinos de Toro. Vivino Wine Style Awards
Medalla de Plata. Tempranillos del Mundo.

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Toro

2016 Excellent
2015 Very good
2014 Very good
2013 Very good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Excellent
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Excellent
2002 Very good
2001 Excellent
2000 Very good
1999 Excellent
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Very good
1994 Good
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Good
1990 Good
1989 Excellent
1988 Very good
1987 Good
1986 Very good
1985 Very good
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Production area D.O. Toro

Winery Matsu

In Toro, the red wines are mainly made with the Tinta de Toro grape variety, planted on soils of fluvial origin by the influence of the Duero River and its tributaries, grown on poor, sandy and dry soils the further away you move from the river. Toro offers powerful wines, well bodied, flavourful, complex, and tannic. Although on a smaller scale, the region also produces white wines using the Verdejo and Malvasía varieties. Since the ´80’s, Toro has experienced a revival in its wines, thanks to a new generation of highly skilled winemakers and the installation of many big names in the region, such as Pintia, a winery belonging to the Vega Sicília group, or Teso la Monja, part of Sierra Cantabria.

Other wines from D.O. Toro

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    Red wine Reserva. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Vetus. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Uro 2014

    Red wine Barrel Respectful agriculture. 20 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Terra d'Uro. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Alonso del Yerro Paydos 2014

    Red wine Barrel. 15 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Alonso del Yerro. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Gran Elías Mora 2012

    Red wine Barrel. 17 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Elias Mora. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Gran Elías Mora 2013

    Red wine Barrel. 17 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Elias Mora. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Victorino 2016

    Red wine Crianza Respectful agriculture. 18 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Teso la Monja. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

    • Decántalo 94
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  • Elias Mora Reserva 2012

    Red wine Barrel. 24 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Elias Mora. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

    • Peñin 92
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  • Numanthia 2014

    Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Numanthia. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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    • Peñin 95
    • Suckling 96
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  • Pago la Jara 2014

    Red wine Barrel. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Telmo Rodríguez. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Pintia 2014

    Red wine Reserva. 13 months in French and American oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Pintia. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • El Titan del Bendito 2015

    Red wine Barrel. 20 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Dominio del Bendito. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

    • Parker 93
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  • San Román Magnum 2015

    Red wine Crianza. 24 months in French and American oak barrels. Volume: Magnum Winery: Maurodos. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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In Japanese, Matsu means ‘to wait’. A concept that perfectly defines the philosophy of the winery: to wait for the grapes to ripen, to wait for nature to do its work, for the wine to mark the pace.
Using century-old vines, between 80 and 100 years old, planted on very poor soils, cultivated according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, and with the minimum possible intervention, the Matsu winery produces powerful wines, with personality, but providing a softness and elegance unusual in Toro wines.

Other wines from the winery Matsu

  • Matsu El Pícaro 2018

    Red wine Young Non-certified biodynamic. 3 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Matsu. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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  • Matsu El Recio 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Matsu. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

    • Parker 89
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  • Matsu El Pícaro Magnum 2017

    Red wine Young Non-certified biodynamic. 3 months in French oak barrels. Volume: Magnum Winery: Matsu. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

    • Decántalo 89
    • Parker 87
    • Peñin 89
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  • Matsu El Recio Magnum 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: Magnum Winery: Matsu. Production area: D.O. Toro. Grapes used in this wine: Tinta de Toro.

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