Friday, March 22, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Carlos Moro, President and CEO of Grupo Matarromera
gleefully displays a bottle of Prestigio, his premier red wine

On March 13,  Grupo Matarromera had a wine tasting at the Gabarrón Foundation.

Group Matarromera is the only group present in the four Destinations of Origin surrounded by the Duero River: Ribera del Duero, Cigales, Toro and Rueda.

In 1994, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, Grupo Matarromera was created. Since then, it has become one of the most important groups of wineries in Spain, with three wineries in the Ribera del Duero: Matarromera, Emina and Rento, one in the D.O. Cigales, Valdelosfrailes, one in the D.O. Rueda, Emina Rueda and the latest acquisition in Toro, Bodega CYAN. In addition, there is the Distillery del Duero, the only throughout the area.

The Government of Spain made a show of support when Senior Trade Commissioner
Angel Martín-Acebes, standing next to Esperanza Castro, Matarromera's Financial Manager,
accompanied Ambassador to the US Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar, here being flanked by
Carlos and President of the Gabarrón Foundation Cris Gabarrón

Rento was my favorite

Cris and Carlos having a discreet tug of war
over a prized bottle of Prestigio

Ambassador Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar with Cris

Elisabeth Rosso and Catherine Testorf,
Directors of Sohotel Artspace Gallery, with their
currently exhibiting artist Esther Rosa
in the middle

Felipe Gonzalez Gordon with Carlos and Federico Ysart

Also, Matarromera is a great proponent of Oenotourism. They believe in the Wine Tourism as a vital line of business development, empowerment and improvement of the company: a rural hostel, Emina Cottage, and a restaurant, La Espadaña San Bernardo, keeps the philosophy of Grupo Matarromera. 

On the other hand, Matarromera has launched its owin olive oil, Emina Picual, produced thanks to the olive trees that the group has planted in Rueda, Cigales and Toro areas.

Esperanza demonstrates the line of cosmetics ESDOR,
created as a byproduct from the leftovers of the wine making

These tasty tapas by Between the Bread, simply could not be believed.
As with the palate cleansers I tasted at the Portuguese wine tasting I wrote
about in a previous article, this Iberian tidbits multiplied the enjoyment
of the wines by a thousandfold

Fermín Iberico Ham was the featured "palate cleanser"

Matarromera's mission always has been to become an integrated, global group of production and marketing goods and services of maximum quality. This ambitious, but feasible, internationalization policy, ensures their placement in the market as a global reference brand in the international arena, maximizing the satisfaction of customers every day through their products and quality services.

By applying the latest technologies to their products and services in the quest for excellence, Grupo Matarromera have become leaders in Research, Development and Innovation (R + D + i) in the industry, spending 30% of annual turnover in this regard and developing more than 20 different projects. 

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