Libranza is Matarredonda’s flagship. A classic Toro wine made from 100% Toro Tinto, the local variety of the Tempranillo grape. All grapes are hand-picked from vines that are 100-150 years old. For that reason alone an exceptional wine and experience and also a very limited harvest yield of around 1,500 kg / hectare. A violet, almost black wine. Very powerful and fruity (blackberries and ripe cherries) with a touch of licorice and vanilla. Elegant wine with strong structure. The wine has been stored on French oak barrels for 14 months and has an alcohol content of 14.5%. Has storage potential for 10-15 years more. Libranza has been given 90 points by Parker.
Family owned Matarredonda makes full-fledged DO Toro wines. A small exclusive circle of over 50 wine farms in the Toro district of northwestern Spain – just west of the more well-known wine regions of Rueda and Ribera del Duero. Tinto de Toro is the local version of the Tempranillo grape. No one knows quite where the name Toro – which means bull – comes from, but everyone agrees that the name’s symbolic value is appropriate for the grape. The almost black grape produces very high fruity wines with an alcohol content of up to 16%.
The family bought the vineyard in 1998 and started wine production in 2001 with the ambition of combining traditional grape growing of the site’s partially-century-old vines (some of them from before the winelands) with modern wine production – with respect for time and maturation. The total area is 20 hectares spread over 3 areas which also define the three wines, Libranza, Juan Rojo and Valdefama. All 100% Tinto Toro. The vineyards are 800-900 meters high and all grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted. Production takes place according to ecological principles.