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  • Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva is synonymous with outstanding Rioja.
  • Brought to you from one of the oldest Bodegas, founded in 1860.
  • One of the best value for money wines in the world.
 

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Colour Dark Red
Nose A complex and pungent nose of stewed cherries, blackberry, balsamic, black pepper and cigar box.
Palate Full bodied, with a soft, rounded mid-palate of blackberry, plum and red currant. A focused and lingering finish of toasty oak, cocoa and black pepper spice.
Food Pairing Braised pork & chorizo lentil stew.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes Hand harvested from 80+ year old estate vines. A blend of 90% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo. Aged up to 36 months in American oak, before a further 36 months in the bottle.
Variety Tempranillo Blends
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type American Oak
Vintage 2006
Region Castilla-La Mancha
Country Spain
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.2%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Castilla-La Mancha
Castilla-La Mancha is a large wine region which lies south and east of the Spanish capital Madrid. Home to the world-heritage listed town of Toledo, the continental climate is hot and dry in summer and dips below freezing in winter, meaning that only grapes suited to harsh conditions do well here. Airen tops the list as the most commonly planted grape in Castilla-La Mancha, however a number of producers have expanded with plantings of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Alicante Bouschet (known as Garnacha Tintorera), Monastrell, Syrah and Bobal. Most of these grapes are used for the production of red blends suited to barrel maturation, although varietal wines are increasingly being produced in Castilla-La Mancha.

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