Rioja Marqués de Cáceres Reserva DOC
Ref : 419563
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 21 € / liter
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its dark garnet color announces a nose of roasted dark fruits, vanilla and licorice. The palate is big and balanced with fresh notes of minerality and mint. It has character and manly tannins.
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 ?
Mostly made with the tempranillo variety, the Rioja appellation has 4 different styles. The Rioja Vino or Joven is a young wine that can be appreciated early on. The Rioja Crianza ages for at least one year in oak barrels and is usually released after two years spent in the cellar. More costly, the Reserva and Gran Reserva respectively age for a minimum of 3 and 5 years prior to be released.
Domain and appellation
Marqués de Cáceres
Established in 1970 by Enrique Former as a wine cooperative, the Marqués de Cáceres maison has always been driven by high-end standards. Advised by some of the most prestigious wine figures such as Michel Rolland, Marqués de Cáceres made the Rioja appellation thrive all around the world.
- Terroir: Located mostly in the Rioja Alta sub-region, the vineyards lay on a clay and limestone soils and benefit from a mild atlantic climate.
- Viticulture: The harvests are handpicked and led plot-by-plot on vines that are 15 to 25 year-old in average.
- Vinification: Once they have arrived in the vat room, the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Going from 10°C to 28°C, the fermentation temperature is progressive. The maceration lasts for 25 days. The wine ages for 20 months in French oak barrels with 50% of new barrels and 50% of barrels that are 2 to 3 year-old. At the cellar the wine ages for a minimum of 1 year in bottles.
- Tempranillo : 85%