Marques De Riscal Reserva



Bodegas Herederos del Marqués de Riscal

Grape variety

Tempranillo / Graciano / Mazuelo

Oak ageing

24 meses roble americano



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Marqués de Riscal reserves are basically made from grapes from Tempranillo variety vineyards planted before the 1970s, located on the best calcareous clay soils in Rioja Alavesa. This variety supports well aging in wood and bottle aging thanks to its good acid balance and its fine tannins. The Graciano and Mazuelo varieties, whose percentage in the mix does not exceed 10%, provide freshness and vivid color.

Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26ºC with a maceration time that does not exceed 12 days. The Riscal reserves remain for approximately two years in American oak barrels, configuring a wine that falls within the canons of Rioja classicism, fresh, fine, elegant and with great aging potential. Before going on the market, it has a minimum refining period in the bottle of one year.

Tasting Notes:

Cherry-colored wine quite covered. Balsamic and spicy aroma of great complexity, with notes of ripe and slightly toasted black fruits. In the mouth it has good structure, it is tasty, dense and with round and elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight hint of oak wood.

Grap varieties: Tempranillo / Graciano / Mazuelo

Pairing: This wine pairs well with ham, cheeses not very cured, stews with sauces not very spicy, cooked or stewed legumes, poultry, red meats, grilled and roasted meats.

Serving temperature: between 16º and 18ºC