Rioja Proximo Marqués de Riscal 2017/2018


ABV 13.5%

Próximo has been made in our cellar from grapes grown in our most traditional vineyard. The grapes are picked by hand and fermented at a controlled temperature. This wine expresses all the best characteristics of our area, thanks both to its wonderful fruity character, and its outstanding, polished tannins.

Tasting notes
Appearance: Deep, clear, dark cherry red colour with a violet hue.
Nose: Medium aromatic intensity, clean and young. Hints of strawberries and red cherries.
Palate: Medium-bodied with lovely ripe fruit taste and slight toasted oak in the finish.

Grape varieties:
Tempranillo 100%

Alcoholic strength: 13.5
Total Acidity: 3.0


Cask ageing: 4 months

Food pairing: The structure and body of this wine makes it the perfect match for a wide range of dishes, ranging from pasta, to pulses, to poultry and grills, as well as curried chicken and pork.

Best served at 16º to 18ºC

Growing Conditions
A hot autumn with hardly any frosts and very little rainfall.

With the arrival of winter the weather switched completely with a succession of heavy precipitations (some in the form of snow) and frosts which reached down to 9ºC below zero. Budbreak began around the 15 April, a month when big temperature rises were registered reaching similar levels to the summer, leading to a spurt in the vines development.

The véraison started on 30 July. The summer was extremely dry and it was not until the seconnd fortnight in September that moderate rainfall (15 litres/m2) was recorded. Harvesting began on 27 September. The resulting harvest showed unusually high levels of probable alcoholic strength and of colour-related compounds. The growth cycle lasted a total of 205 days.

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