Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Emeritus 1998

Red Blends from Spain

Item No. 53954
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS92
  • WE90
  • 1999
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

EMERITUS means deserving in Latin. The only wine in the world made with the three varieties of the Valdepusa Dominion: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Merlot. Minimum aging of thirteen months in new French oak barrels. Limited series of 21,700 bottles, in addition to magnums.

Grape Variety: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 14% Petit Verdot. The vineyards are guided along high trellises in which the canopy management system is used, such as the Scott Henry for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and Smart-Dyson or Lira for the Syrah and Petit Verdot. The trellises are constantly monitored in order to achieve maximum sunlight exposure of bunches and leaves.

Learn About Marques de Grinon

Carlos Falcó Fernandez de Córdova, Marquis of Griñon, has pioneered the modernization of vine growing and winemaking in Spain. He is a grandee of Spain and Vice President of the Spanish Gastronomical Academy and President of the Castilla La Mancha chapter. In 1974, he introduced Spain to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties. This was but the first step in a series of...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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