Marques de Riscal 2016 Rioja Reserva


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Named European Winery of The Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2013, Marques de Riscal is one of Rioja’s legendary estates. In1858 Herederos de Marqués de Riscal became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method of slow fermentation and careful blending.A classic Rioja wine, the Marqués de Riscal Reserva is 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and Mazuelo from 30- to 40-year-old vines. A hand selection and triage is done as the grapes come in to the winery and only the best grapes of the vintage are selected for use in the Reserva. After slow, temperature controlled fermentation that brings deep color and extract, the wine spends approximately two years in American oak barrels, creating a fine structure and added complexity but extended bottle age as required for Reserva brings soft, supple tannins along with delightful fruit and spice that linger on a long finish.Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 91 points saying “Textbook Rioja aromas of spiced plum…


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