Altos del Marqués Crianza 2012

RIOJA
0.75 l.
Bodegas Altos del Marqués
RED
100% TEMPRANILLO

Tasting Notes

This dark cherry wine shows purple glints. On the nose, it is complex, with outstanding ripe black fruit aromas backed by oaky vanilla and toast from its ageing in new oak barrels. Fresh fruit flavours follow the nose to round it out. It is round, complete and powerful on the palate, with good backbone. Oak is present as a spicy note, with hints of compote coming through.

Vineyards

Location of vineyards: 
RIOJA ALTA (Hornos de Moncalvillo, Logroño y El Cortijo)
Vineyards in property: 
100%
Average age of vineyards: 
20 years old
Other data of vineyards: 

Vines trained on wires. Pruning as ruled by D.O. Rioja. A deleafing is made at the beginning of the summer and a green harvesting in August so as to ensure que quality of our wines.

Elaboration

Harvesting: 
BY HAND
Oak ageing: 
12 months
Type of oak: 
American oak (75%) and French oak (25%) with medium toast
Alcohol content: 
13,50 % vol
Total acidity: 
5,2 g/l
pH: 
3,68
Remaining sugar: 
1 g/l
Método de clarificación: 
21 days with an albúmin preparation
Alcoholic fermentation: 

15 days in stainless steel tanks at a temperature between 25º and 28º Celsius.

Malolactic fermentation: 

18 days in stainless steel tanks after the alcoholic fermentation.