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Valserrano Rioja Reserva 2005

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The wine was made from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano grapes from our best vineyards. Temperature-controlled fermentation was followed by a 12-day maceration. After aging for 24 months in a selection of 60% French and 40% American oak barrels, the wine was bottled in September 2008.

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Viñedos y Bodegas de La Marquesa:
At Bodegas de la Marquesa we grow approximately 400,000 kg of grapes per year on the family’s 65 hectares of vineyards. All vineyards are located in the Municipality of Villabuena, and run from the sunny lower slopes of the Cantabrian Mountain Range, which protects them from the north, to the banks of the River Ebro to the south-southwest. In accordance with our basic criterion of ensuring the... Read more
At Bodegas de la Marquesa we grow approximately 400,000 kg of grapes per year on the family’s 65 hectares of vineyards. All vineyards are located in the Municipality of Villabuena, and run from the sunny lower slopes of the Cantabrian Mountain Range, which protects them from the north, to the banks of the River Ebro to the south-southwest. In accordance with our basic criterion of ensuring the quality and character of our wines, a number of very old vineyards with a low production level are cultivated at the same time as new plantations enter into production. The average age of our vineyards is over 25 years. Read less

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Snooth User: Onin24eagle
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4.00 5
05/07/2012

Leather and clove on the nose and also has a teeny tiny hint of eucalyptus like a good South American Malbec would have. Nice ripe red fruits on the palate with a touch of chocolate and some earthiness. Not what I'd define as a "chewy" wine but has enough body to get your attention. Color is a beautiful dark ruby. Fairly big tannins with decent length on the finish. Mid priced but outperforms most in its price range. Decent QPR. Would not hesitate to pull this out of the cellar with guests over.



Tasting Notes:

Rioja is meant to age, though not necessarily in your cellar; instead, the Reservas and Gran Reservas of Rioja have been aged for you down in the cellars of the bodegas. But with a vintage such as 2005 and a bodega such as Valserrano, this wine is chock full of intense character, and a few years in the bottle will allow the black and red fruit complexity nearly hidden inside this bottle to blossom.

The wine was made from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano grapes from our best vineyards. Temperature-controlled fermentation was followed by a 12-day maceration. After aging for 24 months in a selection of 60% French and 40% American oak barrels, the wine was bottled in September 2008.

100000 bottles produced.

Aged 24 months in American Oak.

Aged 24 months in French Oak.

Notes: French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.58 grams per liter

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