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Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja
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Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) The fermentation is conducted at a controlled temperature of 26 ° C with a maceration not exceeding 12 days. Riscal's reserves remain about two years in American oak barrels, forming a wine that fits within the canons of La Rioja, cool, fine, elegant and with great aging potential classicism. Before leaving the market it has a minimum period in bottle a year

Winemaker's Notes

The reserva wines of Marqués de Riscal are made from Tempranillo grapes sourced from vines of between 15 and 30 years old. This is a variety that ages well in wood, producing wines with a good tannic structure, colour and acidity during the ageing process. The reserva wines of Marques de Riscal spend approximately 2 years in American oak barrels, producing a style that adheres to the principles of classic Rioja wines. The aroma of raisiny fruit with a touch of fresh liqueur is reminiscent of mo...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/04