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The Story

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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Tasting note

ending

Long, Lingering, Spicy and Too tannic

flavors

Raspberry, Floral, Perfumed and Spice

nose

Youthful, Complex and Ripe

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Developing, Medium-bodied, Firm, Toasty, Fragrant, Dry and Drying tannins

Written Notes

On the nose it is open, youthful, complex and ripe. The taste is fragrant, toasty, firm, and dry, with medium tannin ., with drying tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with balanced structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has raspberry, spice, perfumed and floral flavours. The finish is long, lingering, spicy and a bit too too tannic .. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
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Origin

Elciego, Rioja

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