Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Ribera del Guadiana
People: Jose Ortiz, Alberto Orte & Patrick Mata, Owners | Alberto Orte, Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic


Dacu 2014 Tempranillo, Ribera del Guadiana DO Login AG 90 In Stock

Dacu is a pure, clean and juicy Tempranillo. Dacu means great, or powerful in a Filipino Dialect. Why Dacu, you may ask, because it is the last name of Patrick Mata's best friend. This wine is made in his honor.

The High elevation Vineyards (1837 feet) , located in the town of El Raposo, contribute to the high contrast of day and night Temperatures enhancing the bright flavors of Tempranillo. The soil is composed of great amounts of limestone, clay and chalk.

Ribera del Guadiana is the second largest appellation in the world after la Mancha. This large region is divided into 6 subzones: Tierra de Barros, Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja, Cañamero, Montanchez and Matanegra. Dacu comes from Matanegra, the third highest district after Montanchez and Cañamero. It is very similar in climate to Barossa Valley. The 2 grapes that grow best in this area for reds are Tempranillo and Garnacha.


  • Dacu 2014 Tempranillo, Ribera del Guadiana DO
    Rating: 90 (12/25/2015)

    (aged for three months in used French oak barrels): Vivid purple. Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by a peppery note and a suggestion of smoky minerals. Vibrant and focused on the palate, offering intense boysenberry and cassis flavors that put on weight with aeration. Seamless and expressive, with no rough edges and a long, gently tannic finish that echoes the blueberry note.