Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2001

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Item No. 87979
  • red wine
  • W&S87
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Winemaker's Notes

On the nose, this wine does not need to breathe. From the beginning, it reveals a pleasant bouquet which evolves, in stages, from the balsamic aroma of the still glass to oaky vanilla after swirling it in the glass, passing through an intermediate spicy phase.
Dark colour in the bulb of the wine glass, with a cherry red rim which, depending on the light, can reflect a slightly yellowish tinge from the ageing.
In the mouth the tannin soon appears on the central part of the tongue, very quickly fading from the front to linger on the edges, while the sensation on the palate evolves from freshness on the hard palate to finish on the soft palate with a sensation of warmth and finally leaving a sensation of toast underneath the tongue.

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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.

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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