El Recio means "the tough guy" and represents the older brother in this bodegas wine family and it is fantastic wine to accompany char-grilled red meat or strong cheese. Grape Variety: Tinta de Toro Region: Castilla y Leon Appelation: Toro Winery: Bodegas Matsu Vintage: 2014 Ageing:14 months in french oak barrels Farming: Sustainable Alcohol % ABV: 14% Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide

  • Brand: Bodegas Matsu
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Bodega Matsu, itself a Japanese word meaning "to wait", specialises in sustainable and environmentally-friendly methods of small-scale wine production. The brain child of Jose Miguel and Raul Acha Arambarri, this up and coming winery is one to watch out for.


Viticulture is sustainable.


Mencia, the regional red varietal, has something of the light style of good Beaujolais or Loire Valley Cabernet Franc, yet also a character of its own and, with the use of oak, affords good wine makers plenty of room  for expression.

Tasting Notes

El Recio means "the tough guy" and represents the older brother in this bodegas wine family. Manually harvested at the beginning of October and aged for 14 months in french oak barrels, this wine packs a punch. Aromas of chocolate, coffee bean, dark fruits and vanilla pod are supported by a smooth, weighty body and silky tanins.

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