Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Varietal: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Marques de Caceres Gaudium is made from grapes grown in their oldest vineyards, located in unique areas that are well exposed to the sun, with very limited yields. Tempranillo with a small percentage of Graciano, from old vineyards of very limited yields, harvested by hand in boxes of 15kgs. The grapes fall under gravity into small tanks of 8.000 litres where the winemaking process is performed with expertise. The greatest care is taken during vilification to extract the singular character of each vineyard, after which this wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months. The ageing proses is completed with 24 months minimum in bottle during which Gaudium acquires its elegant style. A Rioja of the finest quality recognised by Proensa Guide 2020 scoring a maximum of 100 points, Gold medal in Rioja Masters 2019 (Drinks Business) and 95 points from Rioja Special Report Tim Atkin 2019
Tasting Note : Delicious and fleshy in the mouth of balsamic notes, black cherries and exquisite toasted sensations with a powerful, balanced structure and pleasant tannins that reveal a superb fullness. A Rioja of the highest quality and character that captivates the senses and comes through lively on tasting.
Food Match : Red meats definitely- a good quality joint of beef from your local Butchers