Marques De Caceres Gaudium Reserva Especial 2012 Rioja Spain

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Dark colour. Complex nose that combines in a symphony the singularities of its 6 small parcels of vines to reveal rich balsamic notes, black cherries and exquisite toasted sensations. Its artisanal vinification results in smooth tannins that integrate flavours of wild fruits, coffee and dark chocolate. Its superb class comes through in the mouth with good structure and exquisite elegance.

Description

TASTING NOTES

Dark colour. Complex nose that combines in a symphony the singularities of its 6 small parcels of vines to reveal rich balsamic notes, black cherries and exquisite toasted sensations. Its artisanal vinification results in smooth tannins that integrate flavours of wild fruits, coffee and dark chocolate. Its superb class comes through in the mouth with good structure and exquisite elegance.

 

GRAPE VARIETIES

95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano

 

TOTAL TIME IN BARREL

18 - 20 months in new French oak.

VINIFICATION

Slow alcoholic fermentation of 10 - 12 days with whole grapes in small, stainless steel tanks and indigenous yeast, at a maximum temperature of 28ºC. Prolonged maceration up to 30 days. Malolactic fermentation in brand new, medium - toasted French oak barrels, with stirring twice a week to achieve a perfect balance of oak and fruit. After 3 months, the wines are racked and aged in barrel for 15 months.

 

HARVESTING

100% manual in boxes of 15kg, parcel by parcel. The grapes are stored in fridges at 5 - 6ºC for 2 days so that the fermentation commences slowly and to achieve greater concentration without any risk of oxidation. The grapes undergo two selection processes; firstly a manual selecting table followed by a second selecting table using vibration.

 

VINEYARDS & YIELDS

Small parcels planted with old vineyards that are 70 years old on average, including a parcel of 1,5ha of pre-phylloxera vineyards with a likely age of 120 years plus. Low yields, usually around 18 HL/ha.These parcels are spread over various altitudes of 400 to 650m above sea level in Rioja Alta, whilst our chosen vineyard in Lanciego (Rioja Alavesa) is located at 600m in the middle of tiered  terraces set between 380 and 700m that define a unique landscape.

 

SOIL

in Rioja Alta, mainly clay & limestone (Cenicero) and pebbly - alluvial (San Vicente de la Sonsierra). In Lanciego, Rioja Alavesa, the terraces are on clay, limestone and alluvial soil. The terrain is very steep with escarpments reserved exclusively for the cultivation of vines.

 

PREDOMINANT CLIMATE

Mild, Atlantic climate with marked seasons


Marques de Caceres

Marques de Caceres was founded in 1970 by Henrique Forner, who had recently returned from living in Bordeaux, where his family had moved during the Spanish Civil War. Forner believed Rioja was too oaky and introduced measures to modernise its style. He was the first to use stainless steel fermentation and reduced the time his wines spent in barrel, he also used more new oak. These measures whilst radical at the time, have become much more prevalent across the region.

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Name Marques De Caceres Gaudium Reserva Especial 2012 Rioja Spain
Description

TASTING NOTES

Dark colour. Complex nose that combines in a symphony the singularities of its 6 small parcels of vines to reveal rich balsamic notes, black cherries and exquisite toasted sensations. Its artisanal vinification results in smooth tannins that integrate flavours of wild fruits, coffee and dark chocolate. Its superb class comes through in the mouth with good structure and exquisite elegance.

 

GRAPE VARIETIES

95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano

 

TOTAL TIME IN BARREL

18 - 20 months in new French oak.

VINIFICATION

Slow alcoholic fermentation of 10 - 12 days with whole grapes in small, stainless steel tanks and indigenous yeast, at a maximum temperature of 28ºC. Prolonged maceration up to 30 days. Malolactic fermentation in brand new, medium - toasted French oak barrels, with stirring twice a week to achieve a perfect balance of oak and fruit. After 3 months, the wines are racked and aged in barrel for 15 months.

 

HARVESTING

100% manual in boxes of 15kg, parcel by parcel. The grapes are stored in fridges at 5 - 6ºC for 2 days so that the fermentation commences slowly and to achieve greater concentration without any risk of oxidation. The grapes undergo two selection processes; firstly a manual selecting table followed by a second selecting table using vibration.

 

VINEYARDS & YIELDS

Small parcels planted with old vineyards that are 70 years old on average, including a parcel of 1,5ha of pre-phylloxera vineyards with a likely age of 120 years plus. Low yields, usually around 18 HL/ha.These parcels are spread over various altitudes of 400 to 650m above sea level in Rioja Alta, whilst our chosen vineyard in Lanciego (Rioja Alavesa) is located at 600m in the middle of tiered  terraces set between 380 and 700m that define a unique landscape.

 

SOIL

in Rioja Alta, mainly clay & limestone (Cenicero) and pebbly - alluvial (San Vicente de la Sonsierra). In Lanciego, Rioja Alavesa, the terraces are on clay, limestone and alluvial soil. The terrain is very steep with escarpments reserved exclusively for the cultivation of vines.

 

PREDOMINANT CLIMATE

Mild, Atlantic climate with marked seasons


Marques de Caceres

Marques de Caceres was founded in 1970 by Henrique Forner, who had recently returned from living in Bordeaux, where his family had moved during the Spanish Civil War. Forner believed Rioja was too oaky and introduced measures to modernise its style. He was the first to use stainless steel fermentation and reduced the time his wines spent in barrel, he also used more new oak. These measures whilst radical at the time, have become much more prevalent across the region.

Country of Production
Price £44.99
Colour Red
Type Still table wine
Profile Full bodied
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation RIOJA
Grapes Tempranillo
ABV 14.00%
Closure natural cork
Vintage 2012
Awards No
Points No
Bottle size Bottle 75cl
Drink from - until Now-2020
Wine Maker Marques de Caceres
Producer Marques de Caceres
Food matching Ideal with game and beef dishes
Featured Product No