Marqués de Riscal 150 Aniversario - 2016
MARQUÉS DE RISCAL 150 ANIVERSARIO, THE WINE FOR THE EXCELLENT VINTAGES.
This wine is made in our refurbished 1883 cellar. It is made in wooden vats and the clusters and grapes are first cooled on a state-of-the-art sorting table.
Marqués de Riscal 150 Aniversario 2016 has been produced to meet the quality standards of a Gran Reserva. It has very typical Rioja Alavesa style. It is lively and vibrant, always more powerful than the rest of the classic Riojas, making no concessions to fads and trends, preserving its elegance.
To achieve this, Riscal uses grapes from old vines over 80 years old, either grown in our own vineyards or bought in from growers in the Rioja Alavesa district with whom we enjoy a long relationship, in some cases even going back several generations. After passing over the manual selection tables so as to remove any grapes which are not totally healthy and ripe, alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of no more than 26ºC, spending 14 days in the vat. Once the blend for this wine has been decided for this special type of wine, cask-ageing begins in French-oak casks and continues for 32 months, before bottling and ageing for a further 3 years, thus completing the process of ageing and refining of its tannins so as to achieve a rounded wine which is at the same time powerful yet easy to drink.
Marqués de Riscal 150 Aniversario 2016 is a wine with a very deep, dark cherry colour. It has a complex, toasted, balsamic aroma with spicy notes of black pepper and cinnamon. Oily mouth-feel, with good structure and great concentration of tannins, round, with a long, silky-smooth finish.
Tempranillo 88% / Others 12%
Cask ageing: 32 months in french oak
Food pairing: This wine pairs well with ham, mature cheeses, red meat, all kinds of roasts and grills and game casseroles.
Best served at: between 16º and 18ºC