Marqués e Elciego Consecha Tempranillo 2008 (6 x 750mL), Rioja, Spain.

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Overview

Classification: Rioja DOC

The palate is modern and fruit driven with dark cherry and blackcurrant fruit vying with earth and cedarwood before finishing with moderately dry, chalk y tannins that are so expressive of Tempranillo.

Region:
IMPORTED - Spain
State:
Imported
Country:
Spain

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Intense and vivid red colour, with some violet hints.

Aroma

Red fruit aromas (blackberries and plums) along with a subtle touch of liquorice are supported by savoury oak and a hint of vanilla.

Palate

The palate is modern and fruit driven with dark cherry and blackcurrant fruit vying with earth and cedarwood before finishing with moderately dry, chalk y tannins that are so expressive of Tempranillo.

Winemaking Note

15 day fermentation and maceration process in stainless steel temperature controlled vats with daily pump overs in order to achieve optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolacti fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tank and then the wine is racked twice before going into oak. New French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrel maturation for six months. Bottle aged for one year prior to release.

Spanish Wine Laws (DO/DOC)

Spanish wine laws created the Denominación de Origen (DO) system in 1932 and were later revised in 1970. The system shares many similarities with the hierarchical Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system of France.

As of 2009, there were 77 Quality Wine areas across Spain. In addition there is Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa or DOQ in Catalan) status for DOs that have a consistent track record for quality. There are currently two DOCa/DOQ regions: Rioja and Priorat. Each DO has a Consejo Regulador, which acts as a governing control body that enforces the DO regulations and standards involving viticultural and winemaking practices. These regulations govern everything from the types of grapes that are permitted to be planted, the maximum yields that can be harvested, the minimum length of time that the wine must be aged and what type of information is required to appear on the wine label.

Vintage
2008
Region
IMPORTED - Spain
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

Bodegas Marcques d Elciego was founded in 1986 by Julian Murua, resurrecting family cellars that date back to 1926. Located in Elciego in the heart of Rioja, Marcques d Elciego crafts modern and full bodied Tempranillo.

VINEYARDS

The vineyards are located both on the lower reaches of Rioja at Alvava and on the higher slopes, combined to produce powerful but balanced wines.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

Bodegas Marques d Elciego combine modern and traditional techniques. Hand harvesting and sorting is followed by a warm fermentation with regular pigeage. Maturation is conducted in seasoned oak barriques before bottling with minimal sulphur addition or filtration.

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