Marques of Riscal Reserve
Marques of Riscal’s reserves are basically made from grapes from Tempranillo vines planted before the 70’s, located on the best calcareous clay soils of the Rioja Alavesa. This variety supports well the aging in wood and the aging in bottle thanks to its good acid balance and its fine tanicidad. The varieties Graciano and Mazuelo, whose percentage in the mixture does not surpass 10%, bring freshness and vividness of color.
The fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26ºC with a maceration time that does not exceed 12 days. Riscal’s reserves remain for approximately two years in American oak barrels, configuring a wine that fits within the canons of La Riojan classicism, fresh, fine, elegant and with great potential for aging. Before going on the market, it has a minimum bottling period of one year.
Tasting Attributes: Balsamic aroma and spice of great complexity, with notes of ripe black fruits and lightly toasted. In the mouth it has good structure, is tasty, dense and with round and elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a faint memory of oak
Variety of Grape: Tempranillo / Graciano / Mazuelo
Harmony: This wine marida well with ham, cheeses not very cured, stews with sauces not very spicy, cooked vegetables or stews, poultry, red meats, grilled meats and roasts.
Service temperature: between 16º and 18ºC