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Matsu El Picaro 2016

Toro, Castilla-Leon, SpainDistinct packaging marks this distinctive, small lot Matsu line from Vintae. This is 50-70-year-old biodynamically farmed tempranillo vines from the scrabby, poor soils of Toro, fermented in concrete before aging for six weeks in new French oak. Gritty, grippy in youth, with compact black cherry, earthy anise, and a juicy, pure, wild blackberry core to a salt wash finish. I like this authentic wine, most especially with pork ribs or grilled mushrooms. 89.Tasted: 15 February 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.87 private wine shops AB 22.99 private wine shops MB 19.99 private wine shops ON 17.95 Wineonline Marketing Producer: Bodega Classica (Vintae)Distributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino/Tinta del Toro/AragonezCSPC: 546234UPC: 8437008695822