Red Wine Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2011
Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Traditional blend aged for 32 months in American oak barrels and for 42 months in the bottle.
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The grapes were sourced from vineyards surrounding the facility of bodega Martínez Lacuesta, at 450 metres of altitude. The vines are 20 to 35 years old.
Traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks, after a 4 day maceration this Rioja red wine was fermented for 20 to 25 days under controlled temperature.
After that, Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2011 was aged for 32 months in new and semi-new American oak barrels. The the wine was bottled and aged for a further 42 months until its commercial release.
Aerate this reserva red wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.
Clean and bright, the red wine Martínez Lacuesta Reserva is medium purple with a garnet rim.
Deep, mature and quite complex, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuela carries aromas of sandalwood, leather and clove, with hints of mulberries and blackcurrants, some earthy and balsamic notes and notes of Havanna cigars.
Savoury and layered, with a crisp acidity and tamed tannins. This wine of bodega Martínez Lacuesta is an example of old school elegance, with remembrances of chocolate, toast and old wood. Long finish reminiscent of spices, balsam and dry earth.
|Our personal opinion||
A wine of great noblesse, Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2011 is a delightful Rioja.
Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2010:
Enterwine 91. Parker 89. Guía Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||32|
|Other guides||T.Atkin 90. Guía Gourmet 2020 94.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|