Mataveras is the result of the project Pago de Mataveras, arising from the long relationship between UNESDI and the Osborne-Osborne Family. The Mataveras project begins with the selection of two vineyard sectors, located in “El Quiñón” vineyard, which is owned by the Osborne – Osborne family and is located in the municipality of Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid), under the DO Ribera del Duero. Its location is a splendid south facing slope with an altitude of about 750 m above sea level, it has an area of about 5 hectares and is located in the highest part of the hill, with soils composed by a layer of white marl and sporadic levels of marl limestones and gypsum, accompanied by silt, clay and sand. The creation of this “Joint Venture” between both companies, has made possible the launch to the market of a wine of such characteristics. Made with the Tempranillo variety of the Pago de Mataveras fields, it meets all the conditions to be considered an authentic wine with DO Ribera del Duero.
The vineyard is worked and controlled with the best quality criteria, selecting the best grapes at their optimum moment, harvesting by hand and transporting them in boxes of 15 Kg. to the winery, located on the same vineyard and equipped with modern facilities. In the preparation of Mataveras, everything is aimed at achieving the perfect balance between aromas and flavours that make it a fruity and balsamic wine, with the identifying traits of the Tinto Fino from Ribera del Duero. The character and personality of Mataveras is completed with very well integrated woods and with a profile of estate wine with regard to its style.
Full-bodied ruby with long-lasting legs, herbaceous with fresh fruit and eucalyptus. An explosion of complexity with vanilla, baking spices, pine, chocolate, and cafe con leche. Dry and velvety smooth tannins give a round mouthfeel and sweet tobacco. Medium-high acidity and a long lasting taste. This wine pairs well with aged meats and barbeque styled vegetables.