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Bodega Carlos Moro presents its first Rioja wine

San Vicente de la Sonsierra, 4th May 2017. Carlos Moro publicly presented his first wine to be prepared in the winery bearing his name in the certified Rioja DOC. It was named CM by Carlos Moro 2015, and the wine was presented at the Prado National Museum after a...

OUR STORY

Located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, in the heart of the Rioja Alta region, this new winery seeks to become a referential on a region where excellence and quality are the hallmarks, in both the production methods and wines.

For history, tradition, quality and for market share, this Apellation of Origin constitutes a respected introduction card of the quality Spanish wines around the world.

After more than two years of exploration and searching excellent terroirs, Carlos Moro aims to create a new landmark in the region with the seal of Matarromera, its prestigious wines its commitment to innovation, sustainability and diversification.

 

 

 

THE LEGEND OF CARLOS MORO

Carlos Moro is a viticulturist and a wine-producer; passionate about wine, and a lover of the land and the vine. His childhood was spent between his family’s vineyards in Olivares and Valbuena de Duero, in the heart of the Milla de Oro (‘Golden Mile’) in the Ribera del Duero. Guided by his infinite love for the land, it was here that he grew aware of what he should do, of his duty, and of a job well done – his unmistakable intuition for wine was nurtured. This all laid the foundations of what is now known as Grupo Matarromera.

Carlos Moro, born in 1953, is an Agricultural Engineer and a Doctor of Oenology and Viticulture. He also studied Business Administration, SMEs Economics, and Information and Communications Technology in Madrid where, in the 1980s, as well as studying, he worked at the Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), as well as spells with The Ministry of Industry and Energy (MINER) and Airbus. However, it was in 1988 that he decided to return to his roots and start pursuing his own dream, when he founded Bodega Matarromera in Valbuena de Duero, immediately gaining international recognition after winning the award for ‘Best Wine in the World’. After Matarromera, another eight wineries were opened, such as Valdelosfrailes in 1988. Valdelosfrailes is located in an old 16th Century manor house, in the heart of the emerging Denominación de Origen Cigales, or ‘Bodega Renacimiento’ (Winery Rebirth), which was owned by Marqués de Olivares and was previously a Jesuit convent, before becoming RENTO; a small, cult winery found by the banks of the River Duero.

Bodega Emina, opened in 2005 in Valbuena de Duero, sparked a revolution in the national wine scene. As well as its spectacular winery and avant-garde design, this complex possesses a Wine Museum and Duero that announced Emina as the main landmark of Castilla y León and la Ribera del Duero’s wine tourism.

The opening of the Bodega Emina Medina in the D.O Rueda, along with the arrival of the Bodega Cyan in the D.O Toro, complete a range of winemaking attractions where you can also find Oxto, a small firm dedicated to producing fortified wines, and Win, the range of alcohol-free wines.

In 2014, Moro carried out his last projects when he built the Oliduero olive oil mill in Medina del Campo and set up Bodegas y Viñedos Carlos Moro in the DO Ca. Rioja, in the Riojan neighbourhood of San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

Grupo Matarromera produces high-quality wines, alcohol-free wines at the most modern molecular deconstruction plant in Europe (in Valbuena de Duero), distillates and liquors (Heredad de Aldor), extra-virgin olive oils at their Oliduero oil mill, polyphenolic extracts to be used for cooking (Vinesenti) and top-of-the-range cosmetics (Esdor).

All of their facilities have been built sustainably and efficiently, always respecting their surrounding environments, which saw the company awarded the European Environment Award, handed over by Their Royal Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in 2012.

Their constant commitment to research and development has been praised on multiple occasions, although in 2016, the company was honoured with the National Research Prize, awarded by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and  received in 2017 from HM The King of Spain, Felipe VI, the Innovation National Award in the category “Innovative Career”. The Innovation and Design National Awards are the highest awards given in Spain in the field of innovation. Also, he was part of the Jury of the National Awards of Innovation 2017.

 

 

 

 

THE WINERY

Bodegas y Viñedos Carlos Moro is a business and wine project marked by the passion of a winegrower, winemaker and winery owner that has successfully deployed its stamp on other designations of origin, equally demanding and prestigious.

The winery is located on a hill with great views of the town and its surroundings. Its location and its design, with different levels between the different units of elaboration (aging, bottling and shipping) allows the handling of the grape and the movement of the wines by gravity.

An exciting work also driven by a team of winemakers, responsible for selecting a collection of special vineyards on the left bank of the Ebro River with its epicenter in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, and which constituting the starting point for wines that aim to be in the elite of the Qualified Denomination of Origin Rioja. 20 hectares of own vineyards and another 40 managed by Grupo Matarromera form the starting point for this exciting challenge.

The underground corridors with a surface of more than 1.200 m2, with a capacity for over 2,000 barrels, allow natural and homogeneous aging throughout the year because of the optimum temperature and humidity conditions, regardless of weather conditions outside, without dependence on industrial refrigeration equipment and / or air conditioning.

At the same time Grupo Matarromera is evaluating the investment in a system that could take advantage of the humidity and the temperature of the underground corridors, so that these low temperature can be used in the rest of the rooms of the winery. All this will contribute to the philosophy on sustainability and the protection of the environment.

This new winery forms the backbone between two regions, between two rivers which, flowing in the opposite direction, lead to the same destination: a market accustomed to the requirement and the excellence of its wines, motif set with humility, simplicity and professionalism, the principal and noble goal of this new Rioja winery.

THE WINES

IT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT. YOU CAN ENJOY OUR WINES WITH RIOJA´S SOUL AND DISCOVER THE EXCELLENCE OF CARLOS MORO WINES IN OTHER APELLATIONS OF ORIGIN

CM

CM 2015

D.O.Ca Rioja

OINOZ

VINOS DE FINCA

WINETOURISM

The winery will also be opened for wine tourism, becoming a close and accessible reference for visitors and tourists, in a region used to promoting wine culture for decades.

The winery will have a grape variety garden, wine bar, tasting room and glass elevator to view the production process.

WINE TOURISM IN CARLOS MORO WINERY >>

CONTACT

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BODEGA CARLOS MORO.

Address: Camino Garugele s/n, 26338 San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja)

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 42.5631748 (42° 33′ 47″ N) | Longitude: -2.7593143 (2° 45′ 33.5″ W)

Phone: ( 34) 941 33 40 93  |  ( 34) 674 35 37 15

Contact mail to visit Bodega Carlos Moro:
enoturismo@bodegacarlosmoro.com

Mail contact for more information about Bodega Carlos Moro:
comunicacion@bodegacarlosmoro.com

BODEGA CARLOS MORO