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A selection of varieties have been used in the production of this wine in which Tempranillo predominates with a percentage of 54% compared to other varieties. An analysis of this wine indicates a good balance between the alcohol degree of 13º and the acidity of 3.3 with a pH of 3.67.
The Barón de Chirel wine appeared in 1986 as the outcome of an experimental production using a selection of grapes from very old vines, of more than 30 years, with a very low yield and high quality. The results of this trial led to the birth of the first of what could be called new age Rioja wines. A wine of very limited production, that embodies the characteristics of the vineyard, the soil and the variety in overall harmony. With Barón de Chirel, Riscal sets a landmark in the production of quality wines. Highly successful on the national and international markets, this wine is ideal as an accompaniment to red and white meats, roasts, big and small game, stews, lamb, pork, beef, cured and blue cheeses. The 96 vintage is classified as "Very good" and had extremely dry weather, with sharp contrasts, ideal for the ripening of the grape colour. The colour is an intense garnet with a cherry rim. Intense aromas of toast, caramel and vanilla on the nose. In the mouth it is full, tannic, with a delicate hint of oak.
Ageing in oak: 26 months.
Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. In 1858, it became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method and in 1972, it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines.
Marqués de Riscal sells its products in over 70 countries and its wines have enjoyed the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media.
(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...Read More About Rioja
Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
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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