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Bodegas del Marqués de Vargas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2007

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The hand-picked grapes come from our vineyard estate, Hacienda Pradolagar—124 acres of bush vines with the average age of 28 years and endowed with poor, shallow, infertile calcareous-clay soils. Marques de Vargas subscribes to the environmentally friendly concept and practice of sustainable winegrowing; herbicides and pesticides are not used in our vineyards, and only occasionally are organic fertilizers employed. The wine is made traditionally according to the old-world methods side-by-side with the state-of-the-art technology. The wine is bottled without any fining or filtering, resulting in an unprocessed and fully natural wine.

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Marqués de Vargas:
Winery The winery Marqués de Vargas was built in 1989 on the Hacienda Pradolagar Estate in Logroño and was the first project of the Grupo Vinícola Marqués de Vargas. The winery, set in the middle of its own vineyards like a “chateâu”, is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley, in a region known as the “Three Marquis”. In this winery ... Read more
Winery The winery Marqués de Vargas was built in 1989 on the Hacienda Pradolagar Estate in Logroño and was the first project of the Grupo Vinícola Marqués de Vargas. The winery, set in the middle of its own vineyards like a “chateâu”, is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley, in a region known as the “Three Marquis”. In this winery three premium single vineyard red wines are produced in limited production.   History Saying Marqués de Vargas in the wine world is naming four generations dedicated to the production and sales of excellent Rioja wines. The title of the Marqués de Vargas is held by a family closely linked to this important viticultural region in Spain. It was in 1840 when Felipe de Mata, the eighth Marqués de Vargas, planted the first vines in the outskirts of Logroño. Especially memorable was Hilario de la Mata, the father of the current Marqués de Vargas, who for years presided over one of the most emblematic wineries in Rioja. In 1989, Pelayo de la Mata, the current Marqués de Vargas, realized his father’s dream by building a winery on the Estate Hacienda Pradolagar in Logroño.   Vineyard Our property has an area of 65 hectares, and is planted with the red varieties Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano and Garnacha. Each is planted on virus-free American base plant and protected from westerly winds. In order to achieve our objectives, the utmost care is taken from the beginning of the process —the planting of the vines—where we treat our vineyards as though they were the most refined garden. The soil is calcareous-clayey, very poor in nutrients, but excellent for the quality it produces. The vines are never watered so as to avoid the weakening of the tannins, and no pesticides or herbicides are used. The vine stocks are pampered year-round through different pruning processes and the removal of some grapes to improve the quality of the remaining grapes. With a production level restricted to 4,000 or 5,000 Kg. per hectare in order to obtain fruits at their optimum level of acidity, tannic structure and alcohol degree, we exclusively make red Reserva wines. Read less

External Reviews for Bodegas del Marqués de Vargas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva

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05/20/2015

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A restrained style of Rioja--not too earthy, not too ripe, and certainly not with the lashings of coconut-tinged American oak so often found at this level--the Vargas offers red cherries, red plums, and dried roses in place of raisins and black fruits and a sense of place as much as a portrayal of Tempranillo. This is very clean, balanced, and elegant, so much so that it can be easy to overlook if you’re used to a fuller throttle style.

The hand-picked grapes come from our vineyard estate, Hacienda Pradolagar—124 acres of bush vines with the average age of 28 years and endowed with poor, shallow, infertile calcareous-clay soils. Marques de Vargas subscribes to the environmentally friendly concept and practice of sustainable winegrowing; herbicides and pesticides are not used in our vineyards, and only occasionally are organic fertilizers employed. The wine is made traditionally according to the old-world methods side-by-side with the state-of-the-art technology. The wine is bottled without any fining or filtering, resulting in an unprocessed and fully natural wine.

Dietary Information: Organic

270000 bottles produced.

Aged 23 months in American Oak.

Aged 23 months in French Oak.

Aged 23 months in Russian Oak.


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