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Marques de Caceres Verdejo Rioja 2013
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Pale Straw color. Very fresh bouquet with citrus and floral notes. Deliciously refreshing in the mouth with pleasant vivacity and long-lasting flavors. This new addition complements our Marqués de Cáceres range of white wines with an area of production that offers great potential for the future.
An ideal wine to relax with as a delicious aperitif or to accompany seafood, grilled fish and shellfish, rice and pasta dishes, etc. Also complements sushi and sashimi dishes.
Founded in 1970, with its first release in 1975, Marqués de Cáceres the Rioja bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of Henri Forner.
The Forner family fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War and settled in France. In the early 1960s, Henri Forner and his brother Elysée bought and restored two abandoned châteaux, Château Camensac and Château Larose-Trintaudon. These châteaux are now recognized as two of the finest properties in Bordeaux. When Henri decided to establish a bodega in his homeland, he selected what he considered the finest viticultural area in Spain: Cenicero in Rioja Alta.
Emile Peynaud, former professor and chief wine researcher at the University of Bordeaux, was initial consultant to the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marqués de Cáceres and Henri and his daughter, Christine, are at the helm. The vinification methods at Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres are similar to those used in Bordeaux. Thus, French winemaking techniques and expertise have been applied to native Spanish grapes to produce one of the finest modern Riojas.
Last Year's Vintage (2012)
Green apple and peach aromas are straightforward and come with a pinch of warm radiator dust. The wine remains fresh, juicy and moderately stony on the palate, with minerally apple and peach flavors. Fresh acidity and a light body allow it to hold steady on the finish.
The 2012 Verdejo reveals fresh white currant and citrus notes in a light-bodied, neutral, naked style. It is best drunk uncritically as an aperitif.
One of the first Spanish Riojas to be represented in the United States, this winery, which began producing wine in 1970 and quickly secured an American importer, offers some decent values at the lower end of their qualitative spectrum.
This crisp white offers apple, ginger and almond flavors that lean toward a pleasant bitterness. Refreshing, if a bit austere. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.