Finca la Mata

"Smoke-accented blue fruit and violet pastille aromas, along with hints of incense and licorice...flavors smoothly blend richness and vivacity and pick up a spicy nuance as the wine stretches out." —
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Appellation
Ribera del Duero D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo), from 60-year-old bush vines
Altitude/Soil
900 meters / sandy clay with abundant gravel
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic (not certified)
Harvest
Hand harvested into small boxes, bunches hand sorted at the winery again prior to processing
Production
Grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed prior to fermentation with native microbes, 2 weeks of skin maceration
Aging
Aged for 8 months in a combination of 80% French and 20% American
Suggested Retail Price
$20
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Finca la Mata 2015
91 (VM)
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91 Vinous Media (aged for eight months in 80 percent French and 20 percent American oak barrels, one-third of them new) Inky purple. Smoke-accented blue fruit and violet pastille aromas, along with hints of incense and licorice. Sappy black raspberry and blueberry flavors smoothly blend richness and vivacity and pick up a spicy nuance as the wine stretches out. Closes smooth, long and appealingly sweet, featuring sneaky tannins and an echo of ripe blue fruit.
2020 - 2025
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Finca la Mata 2016
EXCELLENT (WP) 91 (VfC)
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EXCELLENT The Washington Post Here’s a stylish red made from tinta del pais vines (another name for tempranillo), planted more than 60 years ago. It shows cigar box aromas and flavors, with meaty, mushroomy notes, as well. Enjoy this wine with your steaks or burgers off the grill, when the hardwood smoke infuses your clothes, your sinuses and your memories for the next day or two. ABV: 14 percent.
** 1/2 (Excellent)
Dave McIntyre - May 3, 2019
91 View from the Cellar As I have mentioned in the past, the Finca La Mata bottling is truly and old vine cuvée, hailing from sixty to eighty year-old tempranillo vines. It is raised in a combination of American and French casks, with one-third of the wood new each year. The 2016 Finca la Mata is an excellent young wine, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of cherries, red plums, a touch of clove, good soil tones, a lovely touch of nuttiness and a deft framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and still fairly youthful, with a good core, fine soil inflection, moderate tannins and a long, nascently complex and very nicely balanced finish. This is still in the process of incorporating its one-third new oak and is showing a tad woody on the backend today, but this is clearly only a stage and once this wine settles in, it will drink with plenty of style and grace, so give it at least a few more months. A fine, old school, and quite red fruity example of Ribera del Duero and a great value at under twenty dollars! 2018-2035+.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
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Finca la Mata 2017
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