Marques de Vargas Rioja Reserva 2018

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: 80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Garnacha
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 94 Wine Enthusiast Points

Climate: Continental climate with ideal levels of sunlight
Terroir: “Pradolagar” (50 ha of bush vines) with the average age of vines of 35 years on a bed of calcerous, clay soils
Ageing: 20 months in American, French and Russian oak Barrels from different coopers: Seguin Moreau, Demptos and Maury, with a máximum use of 5 years. Every year renewal of 20% of the barrels. Regular racking every 5 months at the beginning, then every 6 months

Color: Red ruby color
Nose: Hint of a fresh and vibrant character and a touch of sweet spiciness
Palate: The wine has a good structure. It is complex, silky and balsamic. Sweet and elegant tannins, that have been polished during the ageing in American, French and Russian oak

About the Winery: In 1840, Don Felipe de la Mata, 8th Marquis of Vargas, decided to plant the first grapevines at the Hacienda Pradolagar. Since then, four generations of this family lineage have cultivated the vineyards on this estate. Don Pelayo de la Mata, Count of San Cristóbal, and his brother Don Francisco, 9th Marquis of Vargas, who was elected mayor of Logroño, kept the passion for the vines at Pradolagar alive. The Marqués de Vargas vineyards cover 60 hectares and are divided into 32 plots, with red grape varieties typical to La Rioja such as Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano and Maturana. The vines are grown without the use of herbicides nor pesticides. We produce beautiful ageing wines, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines that are racked naturally, without filtering, which age for several years in bottle before being released into the market.