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Marques de Caceres Crianza Rioja 2015 £12.95
MARQUES DE CACERES CRIANZA RIOJA
In 1970, Enrique Forner founded Marqués de Cáceres, Unión Vitivinícola, S.A., a historic Alliance between a region (Cenicero, La Rioja Alta), an enterprising family that has been devoted to the wine trade for five generations, the best vine growers and vineyards in La Rioja and a Bordeaux concept which revolutionised the production and business model with a single objective: the quality to obtain the best wines, an obsession that today continues to be the leitmotiv of Cristina Forner, the fourth generation of this distinguished wine family.
Selection of parcels from 15-25 year-old vineyards, located in Rioja Alta (85%) and Rioja Alavesa (15%). Low yields of 35HL/HA on average.
The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures starting off at 10ºC to reach 28ºC. Prolonged skin-contact maceration up to 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless-steel tanks. Once this process has finalised, the wines are put into barrels for ageing with racking every six months.
12 months in French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels, split equally between, new barrels and 2, 3, & 4 year-old (maximum) barrels.
Bright, cherry-red colour. Intense bouquet with a refined trace of fruit and discreet toasted notes. Good structure in the mouth with mature fruit flavours that highlight its pleasant fullness. A superb Crianza from a vintage where our choice of vineyards was even more selective so as to extract in full the personality of the grapes.
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