The grapes were sourced from top-performing vineyards situated in the Darling, Cape Town and Stellenbosch wine-growing areas. The vines are grown in granite and sandstone soils with good water-holding capacity, resulting in grapes with a higher natural acidity and resulting freshness. Open vineyard canopies bring about greater sunlight penetration of the grape bunches, contributing to a well-balanced acidity, in turn contributing to better tannin structure and fruit expression as well as deeper colour intensity
Colour Bright red.
Bouquet Rounded, svelte red fruit aromas with black cherries, chocolate and a hint spice.
Palate Black Forest Gateau in a glass! Flavours of cocoa and black cherry, with creamy texture and a hint of exotic masala spice and peppercorn. Refreshing and velvety.
Marqués de Riscal 150 Aniversario Gran Reserva is a wine which is only made in excellent vintages, originally created to mark the bodega’s 150th anniversary, as well as the history and winemaking traditions of the Rioja Alavesa.
In order to make the wine the mainly tempranillo grapes are harvested from some of the region’s oldest vineyard plots, with a minimum age of 80 years. These are generally venerable, low yielding vines which produce some of the most concentrated and flavoursome fruit of the harvest.
This wine combines modernity and tradition, offering complexity and freshness, power and flexibility; it is undoubtedly the most genuine expression of the Rioja Alavesa.
Cabernet Sauvignon makes some of the world’s finest and most age-worthy wines. Medium-bodied (this refers to fullness on the palate) with firm tannins and a lingering aftertaste, this wine is an ideal partner to robust savoury dishes.
COLOUR Ruby red.
BOUQUET An abundance of ripe red berry fruit and dark chocolate aromas with nuances of oak in the background.
PALATE A medium-bodied wine with ripe fruit and delicate oak spice flavours, firm tannins and a lingering, youthful aftertaste. Excellent drinkability.