Marqués de Riscal Reserva Rioja


Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest Rioja wineries. Founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga. Since the beginning they have always had a clear vocation for creating the quintessential Spanish wines from Rioja. Marqués de Riscal Reserva is a red wine made with Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo from vineyards that are over 40 years old, located on clayey-calcareous soils.
After the harvest, the grapes ferment at a controlled temperature with a maceration of 12 days. Once the harvest has finished, the wine goes through a minimum ageing of 2 years in American oak barrels. It is left to stand in the bottle for a minimum of one year before it is launched on to the market. A wine that falls within the canons of Riojan classicism, fresh, fine, elegant and with great ageing potential.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Intense cherry colour with brown edge
Nose Aromas of candied fruit (plums, dried apricots), aromatic (lavender, herbal touch), funds of leather, spices (cinnamon, clove, pepper)
Palate Very smooth and with great texture, great fruit-wood balance, with kindness, lengthy finish with hints of leather and spice

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Tempranillo, Cariñena, Graciano, Mazuelo
Alcohol % 13%
Style Typical old world wine
Estate/Producer Herederos del Marqués de Riscal
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2016
Vinification It was fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged in American oak for 18 months. It was aged in bottle another two years before being released
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, great ageing potential


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