Bodega Matsu is a project that was born in 2008 with the intention of producing wines naturally and through the minimum possible intervention, within the Toro Designation of Origin.
The Matsu winery is located in the Zamora area of the Toro Denomination of Origin, where since 2008 it produces organic wines from centuries-old vineyards. It is a project originated by the Rioja company Vintae, which today produces various wines belonging to eight denominations of origin in Spain.
The choice of the lands of Zamora to settle there Matsu is based on the quality and exceptionality of its vineyards. These are characterized both by their age (an average of 80 to 100 years) and by their little need for care.
This allows to follow traditional working methods by which the optimal properties of the grapes are preserved, since the intervention in the field is minimal. In addition, these works in the vineyards are marked by the timelines of nature itself, in no case are accelerated or altered.
All the vineyards that are worked in the Matsu winery are of the Tempranillo variety, known in this area as Uva Tinta del Toro. In addition, they are characterized by low productivity, which makes it possible to focus efforts on selecting the best grapes for the production of Matsu wines.
The processes of elaboration of the wines are carried out in the facilities that Matsu has rented to the Covitoro Cooperative (Zamora), so that the grapes do not suffer during transport from the vineyard.
Today, Matsu has a collection of three red wines, all of them monovarietal Tempranillo and differentiated by the age of the vineyards and their aging time in the cellar. Each of the wines stands out for representing the strength of the D. O. Toro combined with a finesse that accommodates all palates.
The first of these is the Pícaro, the youngest wine of the winery made with the Tinta del Toro collected from vineyards between 70 and 80 years old.
The Recio comes from vineyards between 90 and 100 years old, and has a period of rest in French oak barrels of 14 months.
Finally there is El Viejo, the Matsu wine from only the best grapes selected from centuries-old vineyards, and which spends 16 months of aging in French oak barrels.