Marques de Riscal Reserva 2009 DO Rioja 750ml
Cherry-red colour with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.
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Bodega Hererederos del Marques de Riscal
Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are basically made from grapes from Tempranillo vines planted before 1970's, grown in the best clay-limestone soils of the Rioja Alavesa. This variety withstands oak- and bottle ageing well thanks to its good balance of acidity and fine tannin. The Graciano and Mazuelo varieties, whose presence in the blend does not exceed 10%, provide crispness and a lively colour. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26ºC and the maceration time is never more than 12 days. Riscal reservas spend around two years in American Oak barrels, producing a wine which corresponds to the classic Rioja style: fresh, fine, elegant and very suitable for laying down for many years. Spends a minimum of one year rounding off in the bottle; time enough to show how much complexity tempranillo is able to achieve.
|VARIETIES||80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano, 5% Garnacha|
|LOCATION||Comes from the area of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa: Areas of Briñas, Haro, Rodezno and Labastida.|
|AGEING||Aged for 2 years in American Oak barrels then left bottled for a minimum of 12 months.|