Marqus de Riscal

Marqués de Riscal

Marques de Riscal O.D. AC. RIOJA
D.O.Ca Bodega Rioja - Elciego (Alava)
In 1858 begins the construction of the first winery, increased wine production encouraged the expansion of facilities in 1883. To this will be followed by 1968 and 2000.
Inside the original winery (1860) is the Cathedral, a unique collection of bottles of all the vintages produced by the winerys first vintage from 1862 until today.
"Talk of the Cathedral is to speak of the living history of Wines of the Heirs of Marques de Riscal and wines of Rioja"
The grapes used in the Marqués de Riscal wines grown in 1,500 hectares. Spread between Elciego and neighboring towns Leza, Laguardia and Villabuena.
Poor soils, from the different terraces of the Ebro river are calcareous clay type.
This subzone of Rioja Alavesa has traditionally produce wines with good aging potential, thanks to musts marked acidity and good tannin structure.
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Los Vinos de Marqués de Riscal

La Rioja

La Rioja has more than 7,000 hectares planted with vines. They are located mainly in small irrigated valleys west of the province, between the Sierra de Velasco in the east and the Sierra de Famatina in the west.

In this province there are two ways of viticulture, for artisanal hand, where homemade and regional wines are obtained and the other industrialized.

The pile cap is mostly made up of white and pink varieties, among which we mention the Rioja Torrontés, which is the characteristic grape of the region occupying 35% of the acreage. The red varieties are less cultivated, among them predominate Bonarda and Syrah.