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Matsu - El Picaro Tempranillo (2020), 750ml

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Quick Description

Matsu’s 2020 ‘El Picaro’ Tempranillo represents the magic of youth through wine. Full-bodied and complex, this ain’t just a pretty bottle!

Key Information

  • Origins: Toro, Castilla Y Leon, Spain
  • Varietal: Still Red Wine
  • Grapes: Tempranillo
  • Vineyard: Bodega Matsu
  • Alcohol Content: 14.5%
  • Character: Full-Bodied, Tannic, Blackberry, and Chocolate Notes
  • Pairing: Pair with Savory Stews
  • Allergens: Contains sulfites
  • Vegan friendly
  • Organic Certified

Product Overview

Bodega Matsu, situated in the Toro region of Spain, has created a whole family of wines to personify the passage of time, each representing a formative stage of life. Among its many accolades, it has achieved 90 points in the Peñín Guide 2021 for its 2019 vintage, as well as the Grand Gold Medal at the Wine Contest Sub-30 in 2017 for its 2015 vintage. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for this 2020 tipple. ’El Picaro’, which literally translates as ‘The Rogue’, is the youngest of the Mastu family, and it’s certainly youthful in nature!

While the vines are over half a century old and mature, the wine itself spends only 3 months in oak barrels, which helps to retain its natural fruit flavor. Produced from 100% Tempranillo - known in Spain as ‘Tinta de Toro’ - expect a bold palate, tantalizing tannins, and notes of blackberry, chocolate, and pepper, with some earthiness. A bold wine needs a bold partner, and this would pair marvelously with the salty, savoriness of a lentil, pepper, and olive stew. Oh, and the beautiful bottle provides a real talking point for guests around the dinner table!


Made using 100% Tempranillo Grapes. Contains Sulfites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What would you expect from a wine that is tannic?

You know when you drink a cup of tea that has been brewing a little too long, and you get that feeling that your mouth has dried out? Yeah, that’s tannins. They are a micronutrient, known as polyphenol, that is found in the skin and seeds of grapes. A very tannic wine can be identified by a similar drying sensation, because it binds to other proteins such as saliva, coating the mouth - this is often referred to as astringency. Tannins are important because they act as an antioxidant, protecting the wine from harmful bacteria, which allows the wine to age. They can also contribute to a smooth texture in wine and a long finish on the palate. Oh, and don’t forget, they’re antioxidants!

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Matsu - El Picaro Tempranillo (2020), 750ml
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