Gordo is Patrick Mata's affectionate way of calling his father, Jose Mata. For almost 4 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 including this rich yet elegant blend of Monastrell-Cabernet from the south east of Spain.