Origin: Rioja, Spain
Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja DOCa
Marqués de Riscal has always been a pioneer company that is a reference in the global wine industry. Created in 1858, it was the first winery in 'La Rioja' to make its wines using the Bordeaux methods. More recently, it officially opened “Ciudad del Vino” (City of Wine) with a building designed by the world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, which is the most avant-garde building to date used by a Spanish winemaker. Marqués de Riscal has always been a pioneer company that is a reference in the industry.
Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are made mainly from grapes from grapes from tempranillo vines planted before the 1970s, grown in the best clay-limestone soils of the Rioja Alavesa.
Intense black-cherry colour with good depth of colour and hardly any signs of evolution. Very expressive aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice, cinnamon and black pepper, with just a subtle hint of the long cask-ageing, thanks to its great complexity and ripe, concentrated fruit. Fresh and easy to drink on the palate, good backbone and lovely, polished tannins. The long, persistent finish leaves gentle balsamic reminders of the finest quality.