Marques de Riscal Baron de Chirel. 2016
Marquis de Riscal, Baron de Chirel
The Barón de Chirel wine arose in 1986 from a selection of grapes from very old vines, between 80 and 110 years old, with very low yield and high quality, creating wines from the new era of Rioja. This wine is produced in a very limited way and only in the great vintages in which the character of the vineyard, the soil and the variety are expressed, within a harmonious whole. Riscal manually selects the grapes for this great wine with the installation of selection tables.
The Barón de Chirel wine is fermented in small-capacity wooden vats from Allier. Subsequently, it undergoes malolactic fermentation in fine-grain Allier oak barrels and is aged for between 18 and 24 months, depending on the characteristics of each vintage. Subsequently, it will spend 2 years in the bottle before going on the market.
Grape: Tempranillo and Others
Alcoholic degree: 15% Vol.
Serving temperature: between 9 and 12 °C.
Nice cherry red colour, with a high and dark layer. Powerful aromatic intensity, where the toasted and spicy notes contributed by the Allier oak stand out. Candied black fruits. On the palate it is fresh and creamy, soft and elegant tannins, with a long and balanced finish.