Gordo

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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Yecla, Murcia
People: Patrick Mata & Alberto Orte, Owners | Alberto Orte, Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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Gordo 2012 (Monastrell / Cabernet), Yecla DO Login AG 90 WA 91 In Stock

Gordo is Patrick Mata's affectionate way of calling his father, Jose Mata. For almost four generations Patrick's family produced wine in Malaga, Montilla, Sanlucar, Rioja and other Spanish regions. These wines were sold in many countries including the U.S. before and after prohibition. During the 60's the demand of Malaga wines suffered greatly which ultimately resulted in the Mata winery closing its doors in 1972. The wine Gordo pays tribute to the Mata winemaking heritage and specifically to Patrick's father. The Gordo label is a replica of one of the family labels from the late 1800's.

Today after a few decades Patrick and Alberto through Compania de Vinos del Atlantico (CVA) are resurrecting their family heritage and producing wines in many regions throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

Reviews

  • Gordo 2012 (Monastrell / Cabernet), Yecla DO
    Vinous
    Rating: 90 (9/1/2014)

    Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied red fruits, Asian spices and black pepper, with a smoky topnote. Sappy, concentrated black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up notes of cola and clove. Finishes chewy and long, with slow-building tannins and lingering sweetness.
  • Gordo 2012 (Monastrell / Cabernet), Yecla DO
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (11/1/2014)

    A fabulous value from Patrick Mata, the 2012 Gordo is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from an organic vineyard planted in 1970. Aged three months in French oak, it showcases the brilliant quality of the Mourvèdre grape from this sunny appellation. The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of blueberries. The sensational fruit characteristics are pure as well as vivid. This full-bodied, opulent, stunningly savory, expansively flavored 2012 can be drunk over the next 2-3 years.