Mauro is located in the Duero river valley at Tudela, a few miles to the east of the city of Valladolid. Due to geographical location and local politics, Mauro does not qualify for the Ribera del Duero DO. No matter, the wine has established a world wide reputation for quality in a contemporary style… rather like the “Super Tuscan” reds from Italy.
Mauro was created in 1978 by Mariano García, the former winemaker at Vega Sicilia. Mariano remains very present at the winery, although vineyard management and winemaking are now in the capable hands of his son Eduardo, and the company run by his other son, Alberto.
Many of the vines are 60 or more years old now, and the extraordinary Terreus vineyard was planted so long ago even the locals do not know the exact age. The small berries give wines of serious structure that require extended ageing first in cask, and then further ageing in bottle. The resulting wines share a dark rich colour, great freshness and purity on the nose, and a fine balance between the oak and rich black fruit. On the palate they have a smooth style, silky texture and a fresh, vibrant energy that makes them light on their feet despite their weight.
The Mauro team has also purchased vineyards in nearby Toro, where they make an exciting wine called San Roman.
Mauro Terreus, Pago de Cueva Bajo
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