by salvador delclaux January 29, 2023 2 min read

A spectacular wine from Bodegas Marta Maté: Viñas del Lago from the DO Ribera del Duero.

The privileged location of the Bodegas Marta Maté vineyards in Tubilla del Lago, with views of the Gromejón River at an altitude of 900 meters and the influence of the Sierra de Cervera, make the wine produced unique. Viñas del Lago from the DO Ribera del Duero is a red wine made mainly with Tempranillo, with a limited production of only 13,500 bottles and 300 magnums in its 2019 vintage.

The wine has a violet color and an aroma of red fruits with hints of violets and white flowers, along with spicy notes and a mineral background. In the mouth it is vibrant due to its acidity and freshness, with a good structure and fruit flavors. The hawthorns used are between 77 and 104 years old and grow in well-drained soils composed of clay, sand and limestone.

The harvest is carried out by manually selecting the grapes and takes place early in the season. Careful maceration for 8 days helps preserve and enhance the original characteristics of the grapes. Aging lasts 12 months in French and American oak barrels, followed by assembly and final refining in foudres. Bottling is done with a very low sulfite content. In summary, Viñas del Lago is a wine with a unique combination of location, grape variety and production process that make it an exceptional choice for wine lovers.

Flavor to perfection: my pairing recommendation for this wine:

  • This red wine with notes of red fruit and spices is ideal to pair with red meats, especially with grilled dishes or stews with rich sauces.
  • Viñas del Lago is also an excellent choice to accompany game dishes such as venison or deer, since its acidity and freshness help balance the fat of these meats.
  • Mature cheeses such as Manchego or Cheddar are also an excellent option to pair with this wine, especially if they are served with a crumb of toasted bread and a few drops of honey.
  • For a lighter option, this wine also complements very well with salads with green leafy vegetables and red fruits, with a light balsamic and mustard vinaigrette.
  • In addition, this wine is ideal to accompany a dinner with tapas and typical Spanish cuisine dishes, such as Iberian ham, chorizo ​​or lomo embuchado.

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