Marqués de Terán

Marqués de Terán Reserva de Familia 2008 Rioja Spain- 750 ml

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Region: Rioja, Spain.

Grapes: Tempranillo.

Tasting: Very intense cherry red with garnet hues. Bright and clean.

Aroma: Attractive bouquet, black and red ripe berries, sweet spices (cinnamon, vanilla and black pepper), hints of dark chocolate, balsamic aromas dairy and slightly toasted notes. Complex and mature aromas.

Palate: Well delineated palate, superb acidity with mellow and creamy tannins but still a solid mid palate. Savoury wine.

Pairing: Red meats and game. Surprising accompanying a dessert or in the after lunch.

Production: Sorting table for all harvest, destemming without crushing. Pre-fermentative cryomaceration at 41°F for 5 days, then comes the alcoholic fermentation at 82°F for 18 days. Time in barrels: 28 months (100% new specially selected French oak).

Prizes and accolades:

Vintage 2011
-
94 points. Tim Atkin’s special Rioja report 2017.

Vintage 2009
- 91 points. Guía Peñín 2016.