Marques de Caceres Cariamas 2011

$46.00

Dark ruby red colour. Fresh notes of red berries on the nose enriched by a depth of vanilla and sweet spice. Clean and lively on tasting with ripe tannins that blend with balanced structure. Fleshy in the mouth with delicious flavours, this is a wine for pleasure.

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Description

Marques de Caceres Cariamas 2011

WS 88 points (2010)

Grape Varieties

85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha tinta, 5% Graciano

Vineyards & Yields

Selection of parcels from 15-25 year-old vineyards, located in Rioja Alta (85%) and Rioja Alavesa (15%). Low yeilds of 35HL/ha on average.

Soil

Mainly clay and limestones. Some parcels in Rioja Alta with ferrous subsoil.

Predominant Climate

Mild, Atlantic climate with marked seasons.

Harvesting

100% manual, parcel by parcel.

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures starting off at 10°C to reach 28°C. Prolong skin-contact maceration up to 20 days. Malolactic fermentation is stainless-steel tanks. Once the process has finalised, the wines are put into barrels for ageing with racking every six months.

Total Time In Barrel

12 months in French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels, split equally between , new barrels and 2, 3 & 4 year old (maximum) barrels

Ageing in Bottle

1 year minimum before release

Tasting Notes

Deep, ruby red colour. Fresh bouquet of strawberries, raspberries, wrapped in vanilla and sweet spice. Clean and lively in the mouth where ripe tannins blend with nicely balanced structure. Fleshy and full of flavour to delight the palate at all times! Serve at 16°C.