Matarromera dates back to 1988 when Carlos Moro decided to return to where he grew up to continue the viticulture legacy of his family beginning his own dream. An agronomist, born in Valladolid and with a sound academic background, he was responsible for renewing the vineyards in the Ribera del Duero region and he laid the foundations for the Matarromera Winery, located in Valbuena de Duero, the beginnings of what is now a major business venture.
SUCCESS WITH THE FIRS VINTAGE
It was six years before the first vintage but it was worth the wait as it was extremely successful. The fruit harvested in 1994 lead to the Matarromera wine being recognized as the Best Wine in the World, the first of many awards to come. The award acted as a launch pad for the prestige of a recently established winemakers which only just starting out. The wines from subsequent years served to consolidate this oenological and viticulture project now a leading reference point internationally.
THE BEST EQUIPMENTS
Matarromera applies a superb technology for best quality winemaking. It also incorporates a temperature-control and stainless steel vats and equipments. Bodegas Matarromera winemaking capacity reaches 426,000 litres. 1280 american oak barrels (80%) and 320 french oak barrels (20%)
CLIMATOLOGY / TERROIR
The specific weather conditions in which the Ribera del Duero vineyards are cultivated exert a great deal of influence during the active period. They play an essential role in the development of the vine and in the ripening of the grape. The quality of the wines produced depends greatly on these conditions.The Ribera del Duero has moderate to low rainfall (450 mm per year), dry summers, with temperatures of up to 40ºC, and long, harsh winters, with temperatures reaching as low as -18ºC. There are also marked variations in temperature within each season. The climate may be said to be a mixture of continental and Mediterranean, with more than 2,400 hours of sunlight.
The Ribera del Duero is located on the great northern plateau of the Iberian Peninsula . It is formed by an enormous smoothened base and is partly covered by tertiary sediments.
Most of these sediments consist of gently lenticular layers of silty or clayey sand. Of particular note are the alternating layers of limestone and marl and even chalky concretions. The Duero valley, formed during the Miocene period, has flat areas and gently undulating areas. These are limited by differential erosion and have now almost become a plain. In terms of altitude, the hills reach up to 911 m and the valleys are at an altitude of between 750 and 850 m.
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