Marqués de Cáceres Selección Especial Red Reserva 2012

General information

Pure Rioja

Make sure not to miss this opportunity to taste this flavoursome, elegant Rioja made by a winery of prestige that has taken the good name of Spanish wine to the highest spheres.

Marqués de Cáceres Selección Especial is made from the Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha varieties from a sensational vintage, that of 2012. The grapes were harvested at their maximum ripeness. Crianza was for 12 months in the best French barrels that Marqués de Cáceres always works with, giving rise to a wine that stands out for its aromatic intensity and silky> Marqués de Cáceres can be justly proud of having been one of the wineries that has earned itself an excellent position on the international market to the extent that its wines can now be found on the menu of top restaurants in London, New York and Singapore. Located in the D.O.Ca. Rioja, the winery goes back to the 1960s when it renovated, with advice from the legendary Émile Peynaud, the traditional concepts of Rioja winemaking. It started to use new oak barrels and shortened the crianza (ageing) period to reflect the differences between vintages more clearly.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Reserva

Winery: Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 98% Tempranillo 1% Garnacha Tinta 1% Graciano

Barrel type: French and American oak barrels

Bottle type: Bordeaux

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Total acidity: 4,7 g/l

PH 3,68

Bottling date: October 2012

Volatile Acidity: 0,58 g/l

Residual sugar: 2 g/l

Time in Barrel 24 months

Bottle size: 75Cl

Best before: till 2022.

Serving Temperature: Serve at 16 to 17ºC.

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Marqués de Cáceres Selección Especial 2012

An attractive, deep cherry red with maroon tinges at the rim.

The nose offers intense aromas, with a marked fruitiness that gives way to spice with subtle balsamic notes and hints of cocoa and toast.

In the mouth it is flavoursome, elegant and balanced. The fruit is perfectly blended with some noble tannins and with just the right amount of acidity. Altogether an enjoyable wine with a persistent finish that brings back reminiscences of its spicy and fruity aromas.