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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco 2011
Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco 2011
(search item no. 117067)
screw cap wine
has fluid
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Luminous, pale straw color with metallic highlights. Lively bouquet combining pears and mineral notes with a discreet depth of grapefruit. Well-integrated fruit flavors awaken the palate with their refreshing vivacity and persist in the mouth to give good length.

An ideal wine to relax with as a delicious aperitif or to accompany seafood, grilled fish and shellfish, rice and pasta dishes, etc. Also complements sushi and sashimi dishes.

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About Marques de Caceres:

Founded in 1970, with its first release in 1975, Marqués de Cáceres the Rioja bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of Henri Forner.

The Forner family fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War and settled in France. In the early 1960s, Henri Forner and his brother Elysée bought and restored two abandoned châteaux, Château Camensac and Château Larose-Trintaudon. These châteaux are now recognized as two of the finest properties in Bordeaux. When Henri decided to establish a bodega in his homeland, he selected what he considered the finest viticultural area in Spain: Cenicero in Rioja Alta.

Emile Peynaud, former professor and chief wine researcher at the University of Bordeaux, was initial consultant to the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marqués de Cáceres and Henri and his daughter, Christine, are at the helm. The vinification methods at Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres are similar to those used in Bordeaux. Thus, French winemaking techniques and expertise have been applied to native Spanish grapes to produce one of the finest modern Riojas.