Marques d Elciego `Reserva` Tempranillo 2004 (6 x 750mL), Rioja, Spain.

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Overview

Classification: DOC Rioja, Spain

The palate is balanced and elegant with fully integrated flavours and a rounded structure. The richness of fruit and subtleness of the tannins , fruit not oak, indicates a Rioja sitting nicely between the modern fruit driven and traditional barrel age dominated camps.

Region:
IMPORTED - Spain
State:
Imported
Country:
Spain

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Ruby red in colour with brick red glimpses on the edges.

Aroma

Very intense and complex aromas highlighting mature dark berry fruits and spice against toasty aged complexity.

Palate

The palate is balanced and elegant with fully integrated flavours and a rounded structure. The richness of fruit and subtleness of the tannins , fruit not oak, indicates a Rioja sitting nicely between the modern fruit driven and traditional barrel age dominated camps.

2004 Vintage

An outstanding vintage., particularly in the higher altitude Alavesa sub region. Consistency and moderation was key with a regular rain events maintaining soil moisture. A classically warm summer with few true hot spikes and dry Autumn ensured full, ripe, aromatic wines.

Winemaking Note

20 day fermentation and maceration process in stainless steel temperature controlled vats with daily pump overs in order to achieve optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks and then the wine is racked twice before going into oak. French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrel maturation for 24 months. Bottle ageing for two years prior to release.

Vintage
2004
Region
IMPORTED - Spain
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Cork 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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