14.5 | SPAIN

The wines of Marques de Caceres are made as a partnership between one of the region`s most innovative producers and Michel Rolland, one of the world`s leading consultant winemakers. Their...
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The wines of Marques de Caceres are made as a partnership between one of the region`s most innovative producers and Michel Rolland, one of the world`s leading consultant winemakers. Their class and breeding shine through.

A World class wine of immense power. Deep and full-bodied with a firm structure and intense purity of fruit. Massively complex and long length.

Dark, almost impenetrable layer. Complex on the nose combining in a symphony the uniqueness of the small plots revealing the richness of balsamic, black cherry and distinctive toasted notes. Its artisanal fermentation results in polished tannins where intense flavours of wild fruit, coffee and dark chocolate are integrated. In the mouth the wine is well structured, revealing the delicious elegance of an exquisite wine.

Small parcels of old vineyards aged 70 years plus, including some pre-phylloxera vineyards which are over 100 years. Low yields of less than 1kg of grapes per plant. Parcels staggered at various altitudes, ranging between 400 and 650m in Rioja Alta and on hilltops up to 740m in Rioja Alavesa.

Clay-like and calcareous soils on limestone rock. Steep valleys that exclusively used to cultivate small vines.

The 2015 vintage had a very rainy autumn and cold and rainy winter led to the start of the phenological cycle with ample water reserves. The mild spring, with temperatures rising above average during May, caused spectacular growth rates of the branches. An warm and stormy summer, accelerated the growth rate even more, meaning the harvest was ready nearly two weeks earlier than usual. An early harvest, with full maturations and higher degrees. Great polyphenolic and aromatic richness, giving rise to complex wines with many nuances.

Incubation by gravity, without pumping. Slow alcoholic fermentation of the whole grapes in small stainless-steel tanks and wooden vats with indigenous yeast. Prolonged maceration always avoiding over-extractions. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. All movements by gravity carried out with utmost care.

19 months aging in fine and extra-fine grain medium toasted French oak barrels selected from the best forests. Minimum of 2 years aging in bottle before the launch date.

100% manual havest in 15kg boxes, parcel by parcel. The grapes are stored in cold chambers for a few hours and then a thorough manual selection takes place bunch by bunch on the sorting table.

95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano

Enjoy with lamb dishes, grilled vegetables, paella, ham, chorizo and cheeses.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Tempranillo
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Vintage
2015
ABV %
14.5
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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