Bodegas Marta & Mate Primordium (750ml)
Castilla y Leon
Ribera del Duero
Founded in 2008, Bodegas Marta & Mate is a new winery in the northern part of Ribera del Duero and operated by a group of dynamic young players in the world of Spanish wine. The first wine it ever produced was awarded 95 points from Robert Parker. The star grape is Tinto Fino, the local name for Tempranillo. Estate-grown grapes are hand harvested in traditional 12kg baskets, crushed naturally by gravity and slowly fermented in conical tanks. Their winemaking combines the best of old world techniques and modern innovation.
Primordium is a single vineyard situated 910 m above sea level on limestone and sandy loam soil. This wine matures in underground cellars for 18 months in a combination of barrels; 225 litre French oak barrels, 600 litre American oak barrels, and large wooden 2300 litre casks. This is Marta Mate’s signature wine and reveals intense aromas of black fruit, incense and cocoa.