Red Wine Bosque de Matasnos 2017

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Merlot, Tempranillo, Malbec,
Wineries: Bosque de Matasnos
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€23.50
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This is the new vintage of the remarkable Bosque de Matasnos from Ribera del Duero.

Produced by the Bosque de Matasnos winery, this Spanish red wine was crafted from a blend of Tempranillo, Merlot, Malbec and Grenache. The grapes come from old vines, most of which are over 60 years of age.

The 2017 vintage was one of the toughest in the last decades. A severe drought, complicated by an unmerciful frost, decimated the harvest. In the end, though, the surviving grapes proved to be of superior quality.

They were harvested by hand and meticulously selected. First on site, then twice in the cellar

After a cold maceration, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was fermented in stainless steel tanks. 10% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in new American oak barrels, and the rest in the tanks.

Then Bosque de Matasnos White Label was aged for 12 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels.

Drink Bosque de Matasnos 2017 through 2030. Production around 40,000 bottles.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Bosque de Matasnos has an intense, bright garnet colour with a violet rim.

Nose

This deep Crianza red wine begins with some intense notes of ripe black fruit, a panoply of sweet spices and fresh red fruit. On the background, Bosque de Matasnos insinuates some balsamic, vegetal and earthy nuances.

Palate

Lively and subtle, Bosque de Matasnos from Ribera del Duero shows plenty of nuance, ready to be discovered and enjoyed. Smooth-textured, even more complex than we expected, the fruit is superb, and it is subtly underpinned by a balsamic, earthy and mineral background. Crisp acidity, mild tannins and very long finish with deep remembrances of fresh fruit.

Our personal opinion

Complex and age-worthy, Bosque de Matasnos 2017 keeps improving vintage after vintage.

OTHER VINTAGES

Bosque de Matasnos 2016:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.

Bosque de Matasnos 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Bosque de Matasnos 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 90.

Bosque de Matasnos 2013:

Parker 91. Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.

Bosque de Matasnos Crianza 2012:

Parker 90. Peñín 94.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 90%, Merlot 5%, Malbec 3%, Garnacha 2%.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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from Ribera de Duero
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Believe you me, this is some serious stuff!! Classy, deep and with room for growth. Smooth and at the same time super mineral.
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