Marques de Caceres Gran Reserva Rioja 1987

Marques de Caceres Gran Reserva Rioja 1987

$135.00

38 in stock

Scores

WS 88  

Vineyard Notes

Special selection of old vines from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, aged between 65 and 85 years old. Very low yields of between 3, 000 and 4, 500 kg/ha. due to the age and limited vigour of the vines. Produced mainly with Tempranillo grapes from vineyards planted at different altitudes in Cenicero, Elciego and Laguardia. This vintage is blended with small quantities of red Garnacha and Graciano grapes. The red Garnacha grapes come exclusively from vineyards in Rioja Alta, located in Cenicero and Nájera, allowing us to achieve finesse, freshness as well as structure. The Graciano is mostly harvested in Elciego, where we obtain the unique character of delicacy, grace, liveliness and colour.


Winemaking

Bunches destemmed with maximum care. Alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature. Maceration with skins extended for up to 30 days, to extract colour, flavours and tannic structure. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels or in stainless steel tanks, subject to the batches of wine. Once malolactic fermentation is complete, all the wines are transferred to barrels, and racked every 6 months.


Ageing

24 to 26 months, depending on the origin of the vines and the types of barrels. New French oak barrels and second wine barrels. AGEING IN BOTTLE: 4 years minimum before release.

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 13.25 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Color & Type

Red

Varietal

Rioja Red Blend

Vintage

1987

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Appellation

Rioja Alta

Bottle Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Sweetness

Dry

Maturation

Oaked