Marques de Arienzo Reserva 1998

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Item No. 59619
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 Marques de Arienzo Reserva shows a clean garnet red color with brick-red glints and has a complex and elegant bouquet of vanilla and spiciness. The wine exhibits good balance between its ageing in oak and bottle and on the palate is round with excellent backbone and a lingering finish.

Food Pairing
The 1998 Marques de Arienzo Reserva pairs wonderfully with white and red meat, roast lamb and game dishes.

Learn About Marques de Arienzo

Marques de Arienzo was founded in 1972 by The House of Domecq, one of the oldest and highest quality winemakers in Spain. Domecq has been producing wine in Spain since 1730. Originally, the family produced ultra-premium sherries that provided both the Spanish and English Royal Families their private stock. King Fernando VII conceded Domecq the Royal Warrant in the 19th Century, and...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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