Tempranillo Rioja La Mateo White 2019- Bodegas D.Mateos
Lemon yellow with greenish iridescences, clean and bright. Elegant, complex and intense.
Fruit notes such as flat peach, nectarine and grapefruit, evolving to white flowers such as orange blossom and jasmine. White chocolate, butter and creamy touches at the end. Complex and unctuous wine, with a long aftertaste mixing fruit notes with toast and creamy touches from the oak. Very well balanced acidity.
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With a family tradition of growing and making wine that dates back hundreds of years, Bodegas D. Mateos is one of the latest rediscoveries in Rioja, embodying the true character of this region in its wines. Mateo Ruiz, who has been heading up this project since the winery was constructed in the year 2000, amazes and offers great wines with their own distinctive personality and character, with Rioja Baja and Aldeanueva de Ebro as the hallmarks of their identity.
Spain’s top red wine, made famous by Rioja, region in North-Central, what many consider to be one of the world’s benchmark areas for Tempranillo, where wines are classified, in part, by how long they age in oak. What’s amazing, is a well-made Tempranillo ages for over 20 years tremendously well.
There is a very rare white mutation called Tempranillo Blanco.
Beyond Spain and Portugal, it is hard to find. It’s planted sparsely in Argentina, Southern France, Italy, Australia, the United States, and Mexico. Tempranillo vineyards enjoy sunny climates in elevated, protected, mountainous valley regions.
Bolder and aged it’s pair nicely with steak, gourmet burgers and rack of lamb. Fresher styles match well with baked pasta and other tomato-based dishes.