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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Marques de Caceres Crianza 2007

Grape Variety: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha Tinta & Graciano

Growing Region: Rioja, Spain

Consultant Winemaker: Michel Rolland

Marques de Caceres is one of the leading producers in Rioja producing classical wines, typical of the region.
The winery is situated in the village of Cenicero, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. They are true pioneers in Rioja, with a philosophy to produce wines that are an expression of the fruit and terroir of the region, with their red wines enhanced by judicious ageing in French oak. This Crianza was aged in barrel for 12 months, then in bottle for 14 months before release.
Thanks to a rigorous selection from their best 'cuvees' for the 2007 Crianza, this wine retains in full the character of these top quality grapes. This wine has a deep ruby colour, powerful, well balanced with softness and structure. The wine has an expressive nose with notes of raspberries, bilberries and cherries, enlivened by a touch of spice and a hint of vanilla.
Bright fruit notes on the palate with good structure that highlights concentrated flavours and balanced tannins. The tannins are well defined, soft and silky smooth, which compliment the complexity, resulting in a lingering finish. Decant for 20 minutes and serve at 16-18 degrees.

Drinking well this coming season and will age nicely for another 3-5 years.

Perfect wine match with paella, chorizo, BBQ beef and mature cheeses, enjoy.

A Classic style Rioja Crianza.


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