Tim Atkin Tastes Our Wines

Today we had the honour of welcoming Tim Atkin to Ribera del Duero. He is a British Master of Wine and an award-winning wine journalist, broadcaster and commentator. He is one of the greatest wine promoters in the world today. He is a great connoisseur of our wines but I had not tasted with him before today, he had always tasted with someone from my team. Now I can see why he has been so successful. It was impressive to see him go into every detail. It did remind me of being a student and taking exams, but it was a real opportunity for enrichment. We greeted him at Bodega Renacimiento, in Olivares de Duero. Of all the creations of Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, Renacimiento is undoubtedly the most personal. It is also the most familiar to me because it is where a part of my family began, when it was acquired from the Jesuits over 200 years ago along with several of the best vineyards in the area. I lived in this house with my parents during the last years of their lives and now I spend much of the year here with my wife. The resulting wine is called Rento, an acronym for Renacimiento (Rebirth).