La Mateo Rioja Tempranillo Vendimia 2020

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WineSpark Price €28.33
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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

2020

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

2023-2035

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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Keith Hoare (Dublin)
Beautiful wine

Lots happening with this Rioja, really beautiful. Had it on its own but imagine it would go just as well with salami and cheese.

Thanks Keith delighted to hear that you enjoyed it!

Cheers Eamon

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Marjie Gannon , very good full bodied red wine. Nice and easy to drink. (Dublin)
One of our favourite wines from Winespark. La Mateo is a typical Spanish wine, full of goodness..

You can enjoy a glass anytime of the day or night..and it lights up.a party...

Great to hear Marjie, thanks for the great feedback! Cheers Eamon

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Siobhan (Limerick)
Lovely Rioja

Very pleasant wine, full bodied and very smooth. Pretium still has the edge in my books but still a lovely wine. I’m

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Marjie Gannon , very good full bodied red wine. Nice and easy to drink. (Dublin)

At home....

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Stuart (Dublin)
A wonderful full bodied Rioja

First enjoyed it last Christmas and a couple of magnums created a great impression around the Festive table.

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Stephen T (Galway)
Superb Rioja

Ordered this in bulk for a party. It went down a treat. Delicious! More will be needed for the Winter months ahead.

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Gill (Dublin)
A solid Rioja,

Enjoyable but I have tasted better hence the 3 stars.

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ChrisO (Wicklow)
Star of the starter pack

Don't get me wrong, the starter pack itself is very well put together with excellent wines - but Mateo stole the show for me.
If you like Rioja, Mateo competes with many Gran Reservas. Scrumptious

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