Mauro VS (in wood)
Grape: Tinto Fino (Tempranillo),
Produce of: Ribera del Duero (non DO),Spain
Producer: BODEGAS MAURO Ì Ribera del Duero
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Red Meat, Game
The objective of Bodegas Mauro (situated in the Castillian town of Tudela del Duero) when it was originally set up in the late 1970s, was to rival the best of Spain. In this they have been very successful. The vineyards cover 30 hectares with 90% Tempranillo, 5% Grenache, and 5% Syrah. Many of the vines are 60 years old and more.
Mauro wines are created, amongst others, under the auspices of Mariano Garcia, former winemaker at Vega Sicilia, who remains chief winemaker.
Mauro VS (Vendimia Seleccionada ÛÒ selected harvest) is 100% Tempranillo sourced from the best vineyard parcels. The wine is a dark rich colour with gorgeous, classy, complex aromas. Exuberant and balsamic on the nose, offering great aromatic richness with notes of pencil lead, cocoa, pain grille, sweet liquorice and black fruit, all in perfect balance with the oak. The palate is powerful yet opulent, with great balance and an excellent concentration of flavours. The finish is round and impressive with stunning length. Mauro VS is aged for 33 months in French and American oak barrels and bottle aged for two years before release
This is a superbly crafted wine that has a smooth style, silky texture and the distinction to rival a great Bordeaux Classified Growth; especially suited to ageing with its enormous concentration, complexity and elegance.
Production and, thus, availability of Mauro VS is very limited (70% stays in the home market)
Wine Style : Intense and complex Reds,Juicy fruity reds , Vanilla and toasty wines