Founder and winemaker Carlos Moro of Grupo Matarromera has finally put his name on the label, and continues to be one of the most vocal champions of sustainability and R&D.
Carlos Moro would rather spend his money on innovation than a fancy new car or watch. In fact, the founder, president-owner and winemaker of Grupo Matarromera has invested over €40 million in research, development and innovation between 2003 and 2016, with 12 full-time employees in his laboratories. He turns problems into solutions, for instance, transforming polyphenols from the discarded thick skins of his beloved Tempranillo grapes into highly sought-after antioxidant-rich skincare. This February, Spain’s King Felipe VI awarded him the National Innovation Award — the country’s highest honour for innovation.
Excerpt from the April 2017 issue of epicure.