Marqués de Riscal Viña Collada

VARIETIES

Tempranillo 93%
Graciano 5%
Mazuelo 2%

PRODUCTION

Viña Collada has been made in our winery using grapes from our most traditional vineyard. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented at a controlled temperature. This wine expresses the best features of our area, mainly thanks to its highly fruity character and its notably fine tannins.

TASTING

Appearance: Clean, intense dark cherry colour, with a violet hue. Nose: Young and open, with medium intensity. Aromas of strawberries and red cherries.
Palate: Medium-bodied with a pleasant ripe fruit flavour and a slightly toasted finish.

FOOD PAIRING

This wine’s structure and body make it a perfect match for a wide range of dishes, from pasta and pulses, to poultry and roast meat, as well as chicken curry and pork.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 14%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16/18º
TIME IN BARREL 18 months
Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon

VARIETIES

100% Sauvignon

PRODUCTION

The French variety Sauvignon Blanc, with which Marqués de Riscal makes this varietal white wine originally comes from the Loire Valley region. It was introduced in Rueda by Marqués de Riscal in 1974 and today the winery has 70 hectares of its own vines. It is now one of the varieties authorised by the Rueda appellation Control Board thanks to its great capacity to adapt to its surroundings and to produce wines with high aromatic intensity, good acidic balance and a touch of mineral undertones. The Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon is made according to the same process as their Rueda Verdejo. After a period of cold maceration the must is first extracted and then fined. The slow fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of between 13ºC and 15ºC, so as to protect and preserve the primary aromas which are such a feature of this variety. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is left on its fine lees in order to increase the sense of volume in the mouth and improve its ageing capacity.

TASTING

Pale yellow colour with greenish glints. A very complex nose with hints of fresh grass over a mineral base which gives the wine personality, and abundant fresh fruit such as citrus fruits, pineapple or melon. It leaves a fresh, aromatic taste in the mouth and has a clean, long finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Seafood and pasta dishes. Ideal as an aperitif.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

GRADO ALCOHÓLICO 12,5%
TEMPERATURA DE CONSUMO 8/10º
Marques de Riscal Reserva

VARIETIES

Tempranillo 90%
Graciano 7%
Mazuelo 3%

PRODUCTION

Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are basically made from grapes from tempranillo vines planted before de 70’s, grown in the best clay-limestone soils of the Rioja Alavesa. This variety withstands oak- and bottle ageing well thanks to its good balance of acidity and fine tannin. The Graciano and Mazuelo varieties, whose presence in the blend does not exceed 10%, provide crispness and a lively colour.
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26ºC and the maceration time is never more than 12 days. Riscal reservas spend around two years in American Oak barrels, producing a wine which corresponds to the classic Rioja style: fresh, fine, elegant and very suitable for laying down for many years. Before release for sale it spends a minimum of one year rounding off in the bottle; time enough to show how much complexity tempranillo is able to achieve.

TASTING

Cherry-red colour with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.

FOOD PAIRING

Ham, mild cheeses, casseroles which are not highly spiced, bean and pulse dishes, poultry, red meat, grills and roasts.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 14,2%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16/18º
TIME IN BARREL 25 months
Marqués de Riscal Limousin

VARIETIES

100% Verdejo

PRODUCTION

Wine made using carefully selected Verdejo grapes from old, goblet-pruned vines, grown in the best gravel soil of the highest terraces of the Duero valley. This grape is highly adaptable and has good acidity, ideal for fermenting and ageing on the lees in French-oak casks. The grapes are picked by hand into 15-kilo boxes and then the whole grape, with stems, is crushed. In this way oxidation of the must is kept to a minimum and all the typical aromas, colour and freshness of the variety is preserved. After a slight clarification of the must fermentation takes place in 600-litre French-oak vats from 3 different sources: Allier, Nevers and the Vosges, and then the wine is left on the lees to age for up to 6 months. Throughout the ageing process the lees in the cask are stirred twice per week by the technique known as batonnage.

TASTING

Wine with a pale golden colour, complex and elegant. On the palate it is smooth and has a good base of fine lees, raisins and hints of toasted wood.

FOOD PAIRING

Fish in sauce, white meat, even with sauces which are not too strong-flavoured, roast lamb, char-grilled vegetables and pulse dishes.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 13,3%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 9/12º
Marques de Riscal 1860

VARIETIES

Tinta de Toro 85%
Merlot y Syrah 15%

PRODUCTION

Marqués de Riscal, pioneers in making wines of maximum quality in Rioja and Rueda, has initiated a new adventure with the production of a high expression red wine outside the Rioja appellation. This wine has been created within the framework of freedom from winemaking regulations using carefully selected Tempranillo grapes from the best plots and vines grown in gritty soil in the alluvial lands of the Duero region. This grape gives highly aromatic wines, with good colour, structure and body, freshness and intensity. The Syrah and Merlot varieties, present between them in no more than 15%, bring greater structure and complexity.
During harvesting, in dates decided by the Riscal technical department, only ripe tempranillo grapes which have received good sunshine are accepted, and are picked into crates with a maximum capacity of 18 kilos in order to avoid the grapes splitting open. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of between 24ºC and 26ºC, with short maceration and vatting periods of just one week. The malolactic fermentation takes place in the vat and the wine is then aged for 6 months in new, American-oak Bordeaux-style casks.

TASTING

Dark cherry colour with a violet-purple rim. Highly aromatic, with aromas of stewed red fruit, hints of burnt chocolate, black pepper and smoky oak. On the palate the attack is fresh, fruity with oak tannins present without overwhelming the fruit. It has moderate acidity with a long, pleasant finish in which the oak can be more clearly perceived.

FOOD PAIRING

Ham, cheeses which are not too mature, casseroles with mild sauces, stewed pulses and hotpots, poultry, red meat, roasts and grills.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

GRADO ALCOHÓLICO 13,35%
TEMPERATURA DE CONSUMO 16/18º
Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva

VARIETIES

Tempranillo
Graciano
Mazuelo

PRODUCTION

To make their Gran Reserva wines, Riscal use grapes from vines over 30 years old, from their own estate vineyards and bought in from associated local growers. Once the wine destined to become a Gran Reserva has been selected, following the coupage of the wines of the new vintage, it is put into American oak casks where it will age for between two and a half and three years. This is followed by a furtherminimum of three years bottle ageing before release for sale.

TASTING

Deep black-cherry colour, almost opaque. Very elegant, complex nose, with aromas of black fruit and lots of spice. It is smooth and round in the mouth, with tannins which are firm, yet silky and very sweet and which envelop the whole palate. The finish is long, lingering, fresh and balanced with a hint of fine elegant tannins.

FOOD PAIRING

Ham, mature cheeses, red meat, all kinds of roast meat and game casseroles.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 14,5%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16/18º
TIME IN BARREL 32 months
Marqués de Riscal Rueda

VARIETIES

100% Verdejo

PRODUCTION

Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal S.L. has 225 hectares of vineyards planted with, among other grapes, the indigenous verdejo variety. A versatile grape with a lot of character and personality, it is very well suited to the extreme conditions of the region, allowing us to produce fresh young wines or cask-fermented whites. The verdejo grape is stemmed and cooled and left to macerate in order to extract the maximum aroma from the skins and increase the smooth oiliness of the wine. The must, once fined and clear undergoes slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of between 13ºC and 15ºC for 20 days, in order to preserve the varieties characteristic fruitiness.
After a time of maturation the wine will be bottled between January and March in the year following the harvest.

TASTING

A bright, straw-yellow coloured wine. As you expect from a verdejo wine, on the nose it has high aromatic intensity, with tropical fruit and hints of fennel and fresh grass. In the mouth it is both syrupy smooth and refreshing, with a slightly bitter finish which is typical of the variety making it long and pleasant to drink. Overall it is a fresh, well-balanced wine.

FOOD PAIRING

Fish, seafood, ham, pastas, chicken and cold meat.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 12,6%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 8/10º
Baron de Chirel

VARIETIES

Tempranillo 80% - Others 20%

PRODUCTION

Barón de Chirel wine first appeared in 1986 as the result of experimental production using a selection of grapes from very old vines, between 80 and 110 years’ old, with a very low yield and high quality. From the results of these trials would appear what we could say was the precursor of the so-called “new era” of Rioja wines. This wine is produced on a very limited scale and only in the best vintage years, in which the character of the vineyard, the soil and the variety are expressed as part of a single, harmonious whole.
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26ºC and the maceration period does not exceed 12 days.
The malolactic fermentation takes place in small wooden vats with a capacity of 20,000 litres and the wine is then aged for 20 months in Bordeauxstyle barrels made of French oak. Finally, the wine spends a minimum time of a year rounding off in the bottle before being released for sale.

TASTING

A dark cherry colour, lively with few signs of evolution. High aromatic intensity in which the toasted and spicy aromas from the French oak predominate, together with ripe, dark-berried fruit. In the mouth, it is fresh and smooth with soft, polished tannins in which the wood is not too intrusive. Complex and elegant with a long, balanced finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Ham and mature cheeses, red meat, poultry, game casseroles, such as partridge, rabbit, venison, boar or deer, even when accompanied by spicy sauces.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 14%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16/18º
TIME IN BARREL 20 months
AWARDS
Guía Repsol 2011 - Spain: Barón de Chirel 2005
Barón de Chirel 2010 awarded with GRAN CINVE 2014
Asociación Española de Periodistas y escritores del Vino (AEPEV): Barón de Chirel 2005 – Best Red wine over 3 years ageing
Marques de Riscal Rosado

VARIETIES

Tempranillo 60%
Grenache 40%

PRODUCTION

Marqués de Riscal began making rosé wines in the 1960s, using grapes from young Tempranillo vines less than 15 years´ old, at the time of the cellar´s centenary. This rosé is made by the traditional method of bleeding the must, with a concept of classicism and refinement, achieving a delicacy, freshness and smoothness which is rarely found in this type of wines. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of between 14ºC and 16ºC In order to obtain great fruitiness.

TASTING

Wine with an intense, bright, lively raspberry colour. On the nose, it reveals intense aromas of strawberry and raspberry, with a hint of blossom. On the palate it is fresh, glyceric and balanced, with a finish full of pleasant, crisp sensations.

FOOD PAIRING

Fish, shellfish, pasta and rice dishes.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ALCOHOLIC STRENGHT 13,7%
SERVING TEMPERATURE 8/10º