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Made with a majority of Tempranillo, with a small amount of Grenache and Graciano, the Crianza is one of the benchmark wines of the Marqués de Cáceres.
Many red wine lovers in the Rioja are loyal to this traditional blend, which stands out for its ripe and soft tannins, thanks to its exemplary ageing in French and American oak.
Whatever you pair it with, the versatility of Marques de Cáceres Crianza 2017 will ensure that it always meets the highest expectations.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2017 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||Marqués de Cáceres|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo|
|James Suckling Score:||92|
Description of Marques de Cáceres Crianza 2017
Marques de Cáceres Crianza 2017 (Garnacha, Graciano and Tempranillo)
Appearance: Cherry red with ruby rim.
Nose: Notes of soft spices and fine wood on a creamy background of red fruits.
Palate: Sweet and fresh palate. Its tannic structure blends with the ripe and fresh fruit in a friendly whole. Long and tasty finish.
VINEYARDS: Vineyards located mainly in the Rioja Alta (85%) and to a lesser extent in the Rioja Alavesa (15%).
WINEMAKING: Bunches are crushed and destemmed. Alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature starting at 10 ºC and reaching 28 ºC. Maceration with the skins for up to 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Once the malolactic fermentation is finished, all the wines are transferred to barrels with racking every 6 months.
AGEING: Ageing for 12 months in French oak barrels (60%) and American oak barrels (40%). These are 25% new barrels, 25% two-year-old barrels, 25% three-year-old barrels and 25% four-year-old barrels.
How to serve
Marqués de Cáceres has always considered that the quality of its red wines should "bring out in full the character of the grapes with a peaceful period in oak". For this reason, the soil, the grape varieties, the vinification process and ageing in oak are the protagonists forming the basis that lends distinction to the wines and, at the same time, creates their distinctive personality.More about the Winery