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Bodega Casa del Marquès Rioja Tinto

Bodega Casa del Marquès Rioja Tinto

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The Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto is a delightful introduction to the world of Rioja wines. Crafted from Spain's most celebrated grape variety, Tempranillo, this wine embodies the essence of the Rioja Alta region. Our detailed tasting note explores the characteristics of this enticing red wine, along with recommendations for perfect food pairings to elevate your dining experience.

Visual:

The Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto boasts a captivating cherry red colour, tinged with youthful violet hues. The depth and intensity of the colour hint at the vibrancy of the wine within. As you swirl the glass, observe the formation of "legs" – streaks of wine that run down the sides. The presence of these legs suggests a wine with good body and structure.

Aroma:

On the nose, the Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto unfolds a captivating bouquet of aromas. Fresh and complex, the initial impression is dominated by notes of red fruits, such as cherries, plums, and raspberries. These fruity notes are complemented by subtle hints of vanilla, a touch of spice, and perhaps even a whisper of earthiness. This interplay of aromas creates an enticing invitation to take a sip.

Palate:

The first sip of Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto reveals a wine that is both fresh and lively. The medium-bodied character offers a satisfying weight on the palate without feeling heavy. The dominant flavour profile reflects the Tempranillo grape, with a continuation of the red fruit notes detected on the nose. These juicy fruits are balanced by a touch of vanilla, likely imparted from oak ageing.

The tannins in the Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto are present but fine-grained, leaving a pleasant textural sensation on the tongue. The acidity is well-integrated, providing a refreshing lift and structure to the wine. The finish is medium-long, lingering with the essence of red fruits and a touch of spice.

Food Pairing:

The Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto's versatility makes it a fantastic companion for a variety of dishes. Here are some suggested food pairings to bring out the best in both the wine and your meal:

  • Tapas:  The vibrant fruitiness and easy-drinking nature of Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto make it a perfect partner for a selection of Spanish tapas. Pair it with cured meats like chorizo and jamón ibérico, grilled vegetables like padrón peppers, or creamy cheeses like Manchego.
  • Pizza:  The acidity in the wine cuts through the richness of cheese on a pizza, while the fruity notes complement the tomato sauce and toppings. Try it with a classic Margherita pizza, a vegetarian pizza with roasted vegetables, or a meat lover's pizza with pepperoni and sausage.
  • Pasta Dishes:  Tomato-based pasta dishes like spaghetti Bolognese or penne arrabiata find a wonderful match in Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto. The wine's acidity balances the acidity of the tomato sauce, while the fruit flavours complement the savoury elements of the dish.
  • Grilled Meats:  Grilled meats such as chicken, pork, or lamb pair beautifully with Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto. The wine's tannins help to cleanse the palate between bites, and the fruit flavours complement the smoky and savoury notes of grilled meats.
  • Vegetarian Options:  This wine isn't just for meat lovers!  The earthiness of the Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto makes it a great match for lentil stews, mushroom dishes, or roasted vegetables.

Conclusion:

Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto is a well-crafted and enjoyable introduction to Rioja wines. This Tempranillo-based wine offers a delightful balance of fresh fruit flavours, subtle oak influence, and fine-grained tannins. Its versatility makes it a perfect choice for a variety of dishes, allowing you to explore the world of food pairing with a delicious Spanish red. So, uncork a bottle of Casa del Marques Rioja Tinto, raise a glass, and embark on a delightful journey through the heart of Rioja!

 

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