Rioja Marqués de Cáceres Excellens 2014
Ref : 470572
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 9.20 € / liter
2 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 11°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Grilled Fish
- Soft cheese
Recipe idéasMini-hamburger guacamole
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its light purple color announces a fresh and exuberant nose of red fruits, raspberries and grenadas. The palate is balanced, round and characterized by pomelos. The finish is crisp.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The Rioja region is comprised of three sub-regions. Located higher in altitude, the rioja Alta benefits from a cooler oceanic climate. On the region’s east side, the Rioja Baja is hotter and drier with a mediterranean climate. In between, the Rioja Alavesa receives the influence of both climates.
Domain and appellation
Marqués de Cáceres
Established in 1970 by Enrique Former as a wine cooperative, the Marqués de Cáceres maison has since been driven by high-end standards. Advised by some of the most prestigious wine figures such as Michel Rolland, the domain made the Rioja appellation thrive all around the world.
- Terroir: Located higher up on the fresher slopes of the Cenicero and Rioja Alavesa regions, the vineyards lay on a clay and limestone soil and benefit from a mild atlantic climate with marked seasons.
- Viticulture: The harvests are handpicked and led plot-by-plot on vines that are 15 to 20 year-old in average.
- Vinification: Harvested early in the morning, the grapes are pumped into the tanks. The tempranillo and garnacha’s maceration is led separately. The must is then blended for a low heat fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The bottling phase occurs in the months of December or January following the harvests. This wine has to be consumed within two years in order to fully enjoy its freshness and vivacity.
Grapes Viura, Grenache blanc, Tempranillo
- Viura : 15%
- Grenache blanc : 65%
- Tempranillo : 20%