Renowned wine reviewer James Suckling recently rated our Granza Wines as 90 point organic wines from Spain. These ratings are significant for any wine, but especially important for these wines made with 100% organically grown grapes. Granza is produced by Bodegas Familiares Matarromera deep in the heart of the Ribera de Duero region of Spain
Granza Tinta de Toro – 93 Points
Made of 100% Tinta de Toro, from the Toro region of Spain. Tinta de Toro is a Tempranillo “clone” with smaller grapes and more tannic skins. The result is a bold wine with higher tannins and perfectly balanced acidity.
James Suckling tasting notes: This has an assertive, brash core of fleshy dark berries and plums. The palate has punchy, convincing blackberry flavor. Dense, fleshy and really delicious.
Granza Verdejo, Rueda – 90 Points
Wine made from organically produced Verdejo grapes hailing from the sandy land of the Rueda Designation of Origin. The wine shows good intensity, displaying an excellent fusion of tropical pineapple and mango aromas with the typical aniseed and herbaceous tones of the Verdejo variety. Perfect balance between acidity and the rest of the taste sensations.
James Suckling tasting notes: Light, grassy aromas with herbal accents ahead of rich, ripe tropical fruit aromas. The palate is peachy, fresh and delicious.
Granza Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero – 90 points
A great wine made from the only Matarromera vineyard located on the left-south bank of the Duero River (Quintanilla de Arriba) at 2427 feet in altitude. Only the highest-quality grapes and respect for the varietal and terroir characteristics take part in the production of this wine that carries the D. O. Ribera de Duero. The wine undergoes its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It is then aged for 6 months in American oak barrels sourced from the forests of Missouri.
James Suckling tasting notes: Some earth and smoked-meat character highlighting the dark fruit. Medium to full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish.
Bodegas Familiares Matarromera facilities are partially buried in the north hillside of the Duero Valley with beautiful views of the entire valley of the municipal district of Valbuena de Duero in Valladolid.
Matarromera has achieved great international success and continues to receive prestigious awards and recognition for its wine and overall business development. Bodegas Familiares Matarromera applies superior technology for the highest quality winemaking.
Matarromera infuses tradition and innovation along with the highest quality grapes into all of its wines. Matarromera produces under four Appellations of Origin surrounded by the Duero River: Ribera del Duero, Cigales, Toro and Rueda.
GRANZA is named after a story linked to the land—the trace of the heads of wheat left by the wind on the field. That field eventually hosts the roots of the vines located in the heart of the D. O.s Ribera de Duero, Rueda and Toro.
The methods and techniques of producing these wines of exceptional quality have been handed down from generation to generation. The secret lies in farming vineyards with special characteristics that make them outstanding because of their altitude, location, orientation and the use of organic farming methods. The region benefits from significant “diurnal temperature fluctuation” where nights can be as much as 40 degrees F cooler than daytime temperatures. This helps to shut down the ripening process and preserve essential acidity.