Matsu in Japanese means “wait”” and this best explains the wine making philosophy of Raúl Acha the winemaker: He was born in Rioja and comes from a family that has worked in the world of wine for over two centuries.Today he makes wine in nine different locations in Spain including the wines of Matsu in Toro.
Toro is blessed with old vineyards of great quality and perfect climate conditions with low humidity and sandy soils.This means there is no need to apply any chemical treatments to avoid diseases that would be common in other regions. Minimum intervention in the vineyard is followed by a similar philosophy in the winery.
Winemaking Fermentation and maceration during 3 weeks in reinforced concrete deposits of 10.000 kg. The malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak barrels, as its aging during 16 months. This wine has not been filtered and has been clarified without using agressive processes.
Tasting notes: A deep cherry color, high lamina, with violet colored notes in its border. Thanks to the barrel aging the wine acquired a very intense nose with mature black fruit aromas, well integrated with the toasted, spiced and smoked notes. Corpulent in the mouth with very mature and round tannins that give its sweetnes. In the long and persistent aftertaste appear once again mature fruit perfectly assembled with the roasted character of the wood.