Red Wine Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2014

Reserve red wine from Rioja, blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Grenache aged for 18 months in oak barrels and for 24 months in the bottle.
Reserva. 18 Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Marqués de Vargas
ñ 90 91 91

Availability: In stock

€17.85
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A modern classic from Rioja, Marqués de Vargas Reserva is made from a blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo (Carignan) and Grenache.

It was produced by the Marqués de Vargas winery from vines 35 years old on average. They are farmed following environmentally friendly practices that exclude the use of chemicals, herbicides and insecticides.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with daily pump-overs and punch-downs.

After 12 days, this red wine from La Rioja underwent malolactic fermentation and was transferred into new and used French and Russian oak barrels.

There, this Spanish red wine was aged for 18 months. During the process, it was drawn off every 5-6 months. Finally, the wine was bottled unclarified and unfiltered, and subsequently aged for a further 24 months in the bottle prior to its release.

Decant Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2014 at least 45 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Marqués de Vargas Reserva has a dark cherry colour with a ruby rim.

Nose

Aromas of cranberries and mulberries, nuanced by aromas of spices, cocoa, remembrances of Havanna cigars, cedar and toast, typical of a Reserva red wine from La Rioja. On the background, hints of aromatic herbs, licorice and balsam.

Palate

Smooth and silky, this wine of Bodega Marqués de Vargas exhibits lively notes of red fruit, with remembrances of menthol, underbrush, exotic spices and cocoa. Well-balanced acidity, mellow tannins and medium, slightly bitter, elegant finish.

Our personal opinion

The Spanish red wine Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2014 is a serious wine from Rioja that, already drinking wonderfully, has some very good years ahead of it.

OTHER VINTAGES

Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 90.

Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 93.

Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2010:

Silver Medal-International Wine Challenge & IWSC Contest. Bronze Medal-Decanter Awards.

Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2009:

Tanzer 91. Peñín 91. Silver Medal-International Wine Challenge. Bronze Medal-Decanter World Wine Awards.

Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2008:

Peñín 90. Tanzer 91. Labelled as "Rioja Masters" by The Drink Business.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides Tim Atkin 95. Decanter 90.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 80%, Mazuelo 15%, Garnacha 5%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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