Zoom Tasting March 2021

A presentation of Martúe Wines Toledo March 18, 2021

Manuel Gonzales speaking with us

Our CBWS on line tasting on March 18 saw 34 members enjoying an outstanding tasting of Martúe wines from Toledo hosted by Manuel Gonzalez, a member of the family owned Bodega.

His presentation was very informative and professionally presented. We visited this bodega on our Wine trip in 2016 so it was a pleasure to reconnect with them again. Several members were not part of the 2016 visit so they were able to experience these wines. We were also given the opportunity to purchase these wines at excellent prices and a large order was passed to Manuel to process.

Manuel has very kindly provided CBWS with a special online discount when you visit their webpage https://martue.com/carrito/  This discount is 15% off any item with free delivery direct to your door. All you have to do is type in Javea15 which will deduct the discount for your purchase. This discount applies for at least one full year from this date.

 

Detailed below is a brief summary of the wines:

Blanco Nieva 2019 D.O Rueda

  1. RUEDA SEGOVIANA is characterized by sandy soils with boulders and very poor in nutrients and an altitude of more than 900 meters, with great influence of the proximity of the Sierra Segovia, which produces a large thermal oscillation day/night, optimal conditions for the production of an exceptional and very high quality grape.

Elaborated in its totality with Verdejo grape of vines with ages close to 100 years old coming from the district of Nieva.

After its manual harvest the must ferments at low temperature to maintain all its fruit and mineral power. A clean, bright straw-yellow wine with the greenish reflections typical of the Verdejo variety.

It is presented with contained aromatic intensity but of great complexity, characterized by the minerality of the soil, notes of slate, accompanied by white fruit, fresh very well integrated. In the same way we find balsamic and notes of aromatic herbs typical of the variety.

In the mouth very silky aged fruit, without losing the character verdejo in its final bitterness that gives it length. Again we find the presence of balsamic aromas and good acidity in the aftertaste.

 

Martúe Especial 2016 – D.O. Pago Campo de la Guardia

A unique and limited edition of the red Martúe that is only made when the vintage is exceptional from the best and oldest vines. A blend of 40% Syrah, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 17% Malbec and 6% Merlot.

D.O. Pago wine is the highest qualification of Spanish wine. A Pago wine is classified as a vineyard with unique soils and climate that provide this quality.

There are only 21 wineries in Spain with this distinction,

Aged 14 months in French oak. Production 10,000 bottles. This wine will age well and can be drunk until at least 2026.

Martúe Syrah 2017 – D.O. Pago Campo de la Guardia

Made 100% with Syrah grapes from our Campo Martuela and El Casar de La Guardia farms.

Traditional fermentation with daily pumping . 20 days of maceration in tank with the skins. The wine ferments and remains for 15 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels. Color: Garnet, cherry, intense with violet hues. In the glass it looks bright, clean and glides dense. Aroma: Intense and complex, spices, with hints of cherry, blackberry, peppermint and graphite. Mouth: It is sweet, fresh and fleshy, fruity notes, cherry liqueur.

Conservation

It is recommended to store with the bottle lying down, in a dark place, without vibrations and a stable temperature between 15-20oC.

Pairing and Consumption

Recommended to accompany red meats, spicy foods, pasta with red sauces.

It is recommended to serve between 15-17oC. To appreciate all its qualities, it is recommended to decant 20 minutes before consumption.

Production – 18,000 Bordeaux Bottles.