„Since 1998, we have come to appreciate Ribera del Duero in a different way. We are committed to the recuperation of villages with great viticultural traditions by restoring exceptional old vineyards and by re-planting the villages’ best sites “the old way” (respect of the plot, field blend of local massal selection, traditional planting density, bush vines...). From the northern area of Sotillo de la Ribera with its calcareous slopes to the reddish mountains of Pardilla in the south, we chose five villages with different soils and landscapes. We believe that by combining their best elements we can create a unique Ribera del Duero wine.
Today, Matallana has eleven vineyards totalling 21.5 ha. These vineyards are the guarantee of the integrity of our wines.
The absurd regulations in our country have not permitted us to show the names of the vineyards on the label: we decided to maintain them, blacked out – one day they will see the light.”
Region: Ribera del Duero
Villages: Sotillo de la Ribera, Roa, Fuentecén, Fuentemolinos y Pardilla.
Places: El Bosque, La Guiruela, Cascajoroa, Carrahoyales, Los Grijos, La Requina, Herrera, Los Mochos, La Cal, Hoyo Lucas, La Pardilla.
Varieties: Tinto Fino, Navarro, Valenciano, Albillo and others.
Viticulture: Traditional planting densities, bush vines. Manual harvest in boxes.
Elaboration and aging: Fermentation in oak vats and tanks, with native yeasts. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. Organic wine.
Soils: Very diverse - clay soils, red feldspar soils, petrocalcic soils, terraces developed from loams, conglomerates and sandstones.
Vintage characteristics: 2015 was a year of low production due to the rains during the flowering period. The rest of the cycle was dry and hot, bringing forward the harvest and offering extraordinarily healthy grapes of high quality.