Gaudium is undoubtedly Marques de Caceres premium wine. Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. Delicious and fleshy in the mouth of balsamic notes, black cherries and exquisite toasted sensations with a powerful, balanced structure and pleasant tannins that reveal a superb fullness. A Rioja of the highest quality and character that captivates the senses and comes through lively on tasting.
VARIETIES 100 % Tempranillo
TOTAL SURFACE AREA Tiny selected plots in Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.
LIMITED PRODUCTION 119 new French oak barrels.
PREMIUM WINE OENOLOGISTS Fernando Costa, Emilio González & Manuel Iribarnegaray
VINEYARDS & YIELDS Small parcels of old vineyards aged 70 years plus, including some pre-phylloxera vineyards which are over 100 years. Low yields of less than 1kg of grapes per plant. Parcels staggered at various altitudes, ranging between 400 and 650m in Rioja Alta and on hilltops up to 740m in Rioja Alavesa.
SOIL Clay-like and calcareous soils on limestone rock. Steep valleys that exclusively used to cultivate small vines.
HARVEST 100% manual in 15kg boxes, parcel by parcel. The grapes are stored in cold chambers for a few hours and then a thorough manual selection takes place bunch by bunch on the sorting table.
FERMENTATION Incubation by gravity, without pumping. Slow alcoholic fermentation of the whole grapes in small stainless-steel tanks and wooden vats with indigenous yeast. Prolonged maceration always avoiding over-extractions. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. All movements by gravity carried out with utmost care.
TOTAL TIME IN BARREL 19 months in fine and extra-fine grain medium toasted French oak barrels selected from the best forests.
AGEING IN BOTTLE Minimum of 2 years before the launch date.
Red meats definitely- a good quality joint of beef from your local Butchers!
Decanter World Wine Awards – Gold (2016 vintage)
14.5% alcohol. 18 months in new French oak. This is sleek, sweetly fruited and rich with supple black cherry and blackberry fruit. Fine and quite expressive, in a ripe, forward style. 94/100. – Jamie Goode, WineAnorak.com (2015 vintage, Magnum)
96 Pts Tim Atkin (2016 vintage)