The first vintage of the Rioja wine CM 2015, produced by the Carlos Moro Winery, has obtained the Gold Medal in the prestigious Bacchus 2018 competition. Bacchus is the only competition in Spain recognised by the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine). Over four days, a hundred tasters sample over 1500 wines and Madrid becomes the world capital of wine.
In 2015 the Carlos Moro Winery celebrated its first harvest and brought out this wine, one of the most personal of the wine-maker Carlos Moro. The wine bears his initials and has been the protagonist of the campaign launched by the winery called #connombrepropio (#underitsownname). Since it was presented in May last year, CM 2015 has received awards in different competitions such as the Concours Mondial in Brussels or Decanter. Moreover, it has obtained excellent scores (over 90 points) in the most important guides in our country such as Peñin, Gourmets or the El País Wine Yearbook, amongst others.
CM 2015 comes from vineyards between 35 and 50 years old in the highest area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The grapes are of the Tempranillo variety and are harvested by hand. They go through three selection processes (one in the field and two at the winery) and, after fermentation, are aged for 12 months in French or American oak barrels. It is a high intensity wine, with an intense and shiny cherry red colour. It has a good structure, is well balanced and delicious, with a long aftertaste.
The Carlos Moro Winery owns the CM brands (with the CM and CM Prestigio wines), Oinoz (Oinoz Crianza and Oinoz by Claude Gros) and the Carlos Moro Vinos de Finca. Last year, the wine-maker received the National Innovation Award of the Ministry of Economy and Competitivity. He was given the award by King Felipe VI due to his extensive innovative trajectory since founding Matarromera Winery in 1988, thanks to the wine growing tradition of his ancestors.
In 2014, his bid for the prestigious Denominación de Origen Rioja Category came into fruition when the company “Bodegas & Viñedos Carlos Moro” was set up after having carried out a range of tests in the area over two years. In 2016, it opened its doors to wine tourism, providing different experiences for tourists visiting this highly prestigious area with a wine growing tradition. During their visit they tour the impressive underground cellar, which is 300 metres long and more than 1,200 square metres, and visit the different floors via a panoramic lift from which the wine making production process can be seen.