La Mateo Rioja Tempranillo Vendimia 2018

Traditional Price €38
WineSpark Price €22.34
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This is what happens when you take 5% of your production and throw 50% of your resources at it. So Mateo uses his best grapes from his best vineyards and blows his oak and ageing budget on this wine. 

It’s from the underrated Rioja Baja sub-region of Rioja - so because of the higher altitude, 50-year old vines, and limestone-clay soils, it’s just another level of Rioja than what you might normally be used to. 

Look out for Mateo’s grandfather, father and uncle on the label - this wine is a tribute to his family who spent decades toiling in the fields growing grapes for the family business.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

70% Tempranillo, 27% Garnacha, 3% Graciano

Country

Spain

Region of origin

La Rioja

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

14.5%

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

14

Type of Oak

85% French oak, 15% American oak

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

50 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

550-600 m

Soil type(s)

Limestone clay soil

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

No

Ageing potential

12 years

Ideal drinking window

2020-2030

I first met Mateo through my great friend Carlos Rodriguez back in 2014. We called into his winery near Logrono for a ‘quick Sunday lunch’ - I finally got out of there several hours later and barely able to move or fit back in my piddly rented Seat Ibiza.

Read More about Mateo

Grilled lamb chops with rosemary and sea salt.

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Customer Reviews

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Richard Crowe (Dublin)

Definitely reorder better than most Gran reserves out there

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Jean Bishop (Tullow)
A super wine

This is a smooth, beautiful wine and will definitely reorder

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Brendan Whyte (Dublin)
A great full bodied wine. A new level of rioja that surprised me but I really enjoyed

I enjoyed this wine with my wife and a rack of lamb. Will buy again

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Tom Cotter (Crosshaven)
Splendid example of a good Rioja

Pleasantly surprised as the quality of this wine at the price. A nose that conjures up Spanish memories. Smooth tannins and a flavour of lights spices with a long persistency on the palate. The latter is very pleasant indeed. This wine delivers!

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Stephen (Dublin)

Fantastic wine, very smooth.

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steve rourke (Bantry)

Ordered more of this having really enjoyed it in the Starter Case. It's just a really lovely Riocha. Great value as usual.

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Lyndall Bates (Booterstown)
gorgeous wine - repeat order !!

this was a repeat order of the Rioja we ordered through Winespark and we really love the smooth rich taste of fruit and oak
can't get enough to enjoy with friends and family ...repeat order once again please

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Daliem (Trim)
Really nice , easy to drink and very good value

a bit hit at a recent family gathering

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