This is the new vintage of Matsu El Pícaro, a young Spanish red wine that has gained considerable market recognition over the last years.
This wine is crafted solely from organically farmed Tinta de Toro grapes.
All of them come from almost centenary, low-yielding vineyards planted in soils with very low levels of organic matter.
Produced by the Matsu winery, the grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed and fermented in concrete vats.
Then this red wine from Toro was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 3 months.
This young red wine was neither filtered nor clarified prior to its bottling.
Drink Matsu El Pícaro 2017 from Toro until 2022.
The red wine Matsu El Pícaro has an intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
This Tinta de Toro is full of life. Fresh notions of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, nuanced by some spicy notions, and some mineral and balsamic remembrances.
This red wine by the Matsu winery is juicy and moreish, with loads of red fruit, some creamy and toasted nuances, crunchy tannins and a good acidity. Pleasant finish with some mineral remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Vibrant and cheerful, Matsu El Pícaro 2017 is a nice young red by Grupo Vintae.
Matsu El Pícaro 2016:
Matsu El Pícaro 2015:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 90. Parker 89. Decanter 93.
Matsu El Pícaro 2014:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|Other guides||Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Silver Medal|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, semi-curred cheese, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Lively and Fresh|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues|
A wine which is full of life. Great price and quality!!