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Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are basically made from grapes from tempranillo vines planted before de 70’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. Before release for sale it spends a minimum of one year rounding off in the bottle; time enough to show how much complexity tempranillo is able to achieve.

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Dark brick red colour with garnet red hue. Slightly restrained nose with hints of cinnamon and cloves, undergrowth and dried prunes in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent mouthfeel and elegant acidity, silky tannins and convincing length.
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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Marques de Riscal Reserva 1887  ( Marqués de Riscal )

"Dark brick red colour with garnet red hue. Slightly restrained nose with hints of cinnamon and cloves, undergrowth and dried prunes in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent mouthfeel and elegant acidity, silky tannins and convincing length. "

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