Marques De Caceres Gran Reserva 2011 Rioja Spain

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£22.99
Dark colour with a hint of brick-red on the edge. Superb complexity on the nose with balsamic notes and refined oak. Full in the mouth with a depth of mature plums, sweet spice and roasted coffee beans. Still fresh and discreetly lively, promising excellent potential for ageing. Delicious and full with superb length. This Gran Reserva refreshes with character our DO’straditional style
Description

VARIETIES

85% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha tinta, 7% Graciano

 

VINEYARDS & YIELDS

Special selection of 35-50 year-old vineyards with some parcels in Rioja Alta that are 65-85 years old.Very low yields with a maximum of 33 hl/ha and less than 15 hl/ha in those parcels that are 65 years plus.The Tempranillo comes from vineyards planted at various altitudes (400-620 metres above sea level) from different zones within the Cenicero boundary, Elciego and Laguardia, which confer complexity.The Garnacha Tinta is selected from vineyards located in Rioja Alta, specifically Cenicero and Nájera, with respective altitudes of 650m and 500m, so as to achieve finesse, freshness and, at the same time, good structure.The Graciano is selected mainly in Elciego, where the grapes offer unique character: exquisiteness, style, brio and colour.

SOIL

Mainly clay and limestone.

PREDOMINANT CLIMATE

Mild, Atlantic climate with marked seasons.

HARVESTING

100% manual, parcel by parcel.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are de-stemmedand crushed. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures, starting off at 10°C to reach 28ºC. Prolonged alcoholic maceration with the skins up to 30 days to extract more colour, aromas and tannic structure. Malolactic fermentación in new French oak barrels or in stainless-steel tanks, depending on the batches. Once this process has finalised, the wines are put into barrels for ageing with racking every 6 months.

TOTAL TIME IN BARREL

24-26 months, depending on the origin of the vineyards and if the new French oak barrels are being used for their first or second wine.

AGEINGIN BOTTLE

4 years minimum before release.

TASTING NOTES

Dark colour with a hint of brick-red on the edge. Superb complexity on the nose with balsamic notes and refined oak. Full in the mouth with a depth of mature plums, sweet spice and roasted coffee beans. Still fresh and discreetly lively, promising excellent potential for ageing. Delicious and full with superb length. This Gran Reserva refreshes with character our DO’straditional style


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 Gran Reserva 2011 Rioja Spain
Description

VARIETIES

85% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha tinta, 7% Graciano

 

VINEYARDS & YIELDS

Special selection of 35-50 year-old vineyards with some parcels in Rioja Alta that are 65-85 years old.Very low yields with a maximum of 33 hl/ha and less than 15 hl/ha in those parcels that are 65 years plus.The Tempranillo comes from vineyards planted at various altitudes (400-620 metres above sea level) from different zones within the Cenicero boundary, Elciego and Laguardia, which confer complexity.The Garnacha Tinta is selected from vineyards located in Rioja Alta, specifically Cenicero and Nájera, with respective altitudes of 650m and 500m, so as to achieve finesse, freshness and, at the same time, good structure.The Graciano is selected mainly in Elciego, where the grapes offer unique character: exquisiteness, style, brio and colour.

SOIL

Mainly clay and limestone.

PREDOMINANT CLIMATE

Mild, Atlantic climate with marked seasons.

HARVESTING

100% manual, parcel by parcel.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are de-stemmedand crushed. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures, starting off at 10°C to reach 28ºC. Prolonged alcoholic maceration with the skins up to 30 days to extract more colour, aromas and tannic structure. Malolactic fermentación in new French oak barrels or in stainless-steel tanks, depending on the batches. Once this process has finalised, the wines are put into barrels for ageing with racking every 6 months.

TOTAL TIME IN BARREL

24-26 months, depending on the origin of the vineyards and if the new French oak barrels are being used for their first or second wine.

AGEINGIN BOTTLE

4 years minimum before release.

TASTING NOTES

Dark colour with a hint of brick-red on the edge. Superb complexity on the nose with balsamic notes and refined oak. Full in the mouth with a depth of mature plums, sweet spice and roasted coffee beans. Still fresh and discreetly lively, promising excellent potential for ageing. Delicious and full with superb length. This Gran Reserva refreshes with character our DO’straditional style


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 £22.99
Colour Red
Type Still table wine
Profile Full bodied
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation RIOJA
Grapes Tempranillo
ABV 14.00%
Closure natural cork
Vintage 2008
Awards Gold Medal International Wine Challange 2012
Points No
Bottle size Bottle 75cl
Drink from - until Now- 2020
Wine Maker Marques de Caceres
Producer Marques de Caceres
Food matching Ideal with steaks and red meats
Featured Product No