Vintae has its origin in the passion for wine of José Miguel Arambarri Terrero, a businessman from La Rioja who in 1999 decided to return to family origins, recovering the Small Grain Muscat in La Rioja which had disappeared due to phylloxera. His vision gave rise to Castillo de Maetierra and Maetierra Dominum, the two wineries that were the origin of Vintae and where we began to elaborate Libalis. With the incorporation of his two sons, Richi and José Miguel, Vintae became what it is today.
In 2003 they created the Hacienda López de Haro wine collection, from 2004 they started exploring vineyards in Ribera del Duero (Bardos), Navarra (Aroa) and Ribera del Queiles (Garnachas Project), and 2006 was the year we built Bodega Classical in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, in addition to beginning to elaborate in Toro (Matsu). Later Atlantis was to arrive, the sparkling wine Francesc Ricart or Classica, a collection of Rioja's “Gran Reservas”.
The adventure they started almost twenty years ago has not slowed down thanks to their creativity and desire to explore and create wines. That is why today they own more than 300 hectares of own vineyards and cultivate 38 different varietals, whose grapes produce more than 35 different wines so that hundreds of thousands of people can enjoy them in more than 60 countries.
Tasting: Elegant, complex and refined, lashings of dried mature blackcurrant and bramble fruit with delicate spices, cassia bark, star anise and angelica. Although a very classic oak driven Gran Reserva, it is well balanced, with exceptionally plush texture and balance.
Bodega: Bodega Classica
Region: D.O.Ca Rioja
Grape: Tempranillo, Graciano
Aging: 30 months in French and American oak, followed by 36 months in bottle
Tasting: A light bodied wine from Raúl Acha’s Garnachas of Spain project, which sees him reinvigorate old, abandoned Garnacha vineyards through the Ebro River valley from Rioja to Priorat. Salvaje de Moncayo is in the north of Aragón, at altitude, on the Moncayo mountain range. Light bodied, it has flavours of red berries, damsons, garrigue herbs and fine grained tannins.
Tasting: Tinta de Toro, although Tempranillo, is generally considered a DNA variant of Tempranillo, it has smaller berries and ticker skins so makes much bigger wines than Tempranillo in the Duero valley generally does. This is a beast of a wine! Dark, very full bodied, rich, and concentrated with amazing complexity. Powerful flavours of dark earthy black fruit, new leather and fresh tobacco with baking spices in support.
Tasting: Racy, fruit driven Verdejo from the grape’s heartland. High altitude vineyards produce fruit of exceptional quality with refreshing acidity. Bright green fruit, gooseberry, crunchy apple and lime with delicious length.
Tasting Notes- Deep cherry red color with a violet edge. This is a wine with a strong structure and marked freshness that most people will like. The taste of the wine is elegant with a gentle tannin and a pleasant aftertaste. The scent is complex and intense with aromas such as ripe fruits, dark fruit juices, tobacco and leather.
Aging:- Bardos Romantica undergoes a malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, with a weekly beating and strict control of each barrel. Finally, Bardos Romantica is aged for 14 months in barrels of one and two years in French oak, located in underground cellars
Tasting: Tinta de Toro, although Tempranillo, is generally considered a DNA variant of Tempranillo, it has smaller berries and ticker skins so makes much bigger wines than Tempranillo in the Duero valley generally does. The ‘young’ wine in the range from Bodegas Matsu, even though it has no barrel aging it is a powerful and intense wine, notes of dark fruit, blackberries, liquorice, complexity and spice.
Old low-yield vineyards, with more than 80 years, located in the plateau of Moradillo de Roa, with an altitude of 940 metres above sea level.
Manual harvest of selected grapes during the end of September and the beginning of October.
Fermentation and maceration during 3 to 4 weeks in 9,000 kg vats at 28ºC. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels.
Tinta del País.
Aging More than 30 months in new French oak barrels.
Violet black colour.
Intense, mature and powerful. It reminds of mature dark fruits, caramel, coffee, chocolate, spices and smoked wood.
Powerful wine, with the right amount of acidity, soft tannins, perfect harmony and unforgettable aftertaste.