MATSU - EL PÍCARO 2018
The El Pícaro is the strength, the sassiness and the courage of youth. Cultivated naturally from vines settled in sandy soils with a high granitic stony component. Aged on its lees for 2 months. You will note a purplish colour with great depth. On the nose, there are blackberry and licorice aromas. The intensity is balanced in the mouth by the sweet qualities of this wine.
ORIGIN D.O. Toro (Castilla y León) Spain
MAKER Bodega Matsu
PAIRING Great with Friday night wood fired Pizza, smoked dishes or Manchego.
GRAPES 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
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.
Matsu vineyard with its century-old vines has created two different regions within the vineyard where it produces the Recio and Viejo wines whilst the el Picaro has been produced from selections across the whole vineyard. “We have grouped these three wines together, son, father, grandfather so that you can have a taste sensation of all the vines and vintages Matsu offers.”
Using century-old vines, between 80 and 100 years old, planted on sandy soils with the high granitic stony component, cultivated according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, and with the minimum possible intervention, the Matsu winery produces powerful wines, with personality, but providing softness and elegance unusual in Toro wines.