This wine is made in our refurbished 1883 cellar. It is made
using wooden vats and state-of-the-art sorting tables, where the
bunches and grapes are previously chilled.
Marqués de Riscal 150 Aniversario 2010 has been produced
to meet the quality standards of a Gran Reserva. It has a very
typical Rioja Alavesa style. It is vigorous and vibrant, always
more powerful than the rest of the classic Riojas, making no
concessions to fads and trends, preserving its elegance. To
achieve this, Riscal uses grapes from old vines over 80 years old,
either grown in our own vineyards or bought in from growers in the
Rioja Alavesa district with whom we enjoy a long relationship, in
some cases even going back several generations.
over the manual selection tables so as to remove any grapes
which are not totally healthy and ripe, alcoholic fermentation
takes place at a controlled temperature of no more than 26ºC,
spending 14 days in the vat.
Once the blend has been decided
for this special type of wine, cask-ageing begins in French-oak
casks and continues for 32 months, before bottling and ageing
for a further 3 years, thus completing the process of ageing and
refining of its tannins so as to achieve a rounded wine which is at
the same time powerful yet easy to drink.