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MARQUES DE CACERES RIOJA RED RESERVA SPAIN

Price: $27.39
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Marques De Caceres
This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 reds varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja . Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha (Grenache)), which is sometimes added for body, then Graciano and Mazuelo (Carignan). The region also makes roses. For whites, the main grape is Viura (or Macebo), producing fresh, early-drinking wines. Malvasia, the grape that was once the most planted white, is found less often.

Bottle Size: .750
Emile Peynaud, former professor and chief wine researcher at the University of Bordeaux, was initial consultant to the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marques de Caceres and Henri and his daughter, Christine, are at the helm. The vinification methods at Bodegas Marques de Caceres are similar to those used in Bordeaux. Thus, French winemaking techniques and expertise have been applied to native Spanish grapes to produce one of the finest modern Riojas.
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