Marques de Moral Crianza Tempranillo 2008
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About This Wine:
Marques de Moral is produced at the Bodega Félix Solís, Spain's leading producer of 750 ml bottled wine. This is a family operation founded in the 1950's with more than 26,000 oak barrels and an annual production of some 90 million liters.
The 500 hectares of vineyards are situated between Campo de Calatrava and Montiel in La Mancha province of Ciudad Real. This area is characterized by its gentle countryside, rolling plains and soft hills. The soil is rich in clayey and chalky soils. Scarce rainfall and extreme temperature differences between day and night contribute to a naturally healthy viticulture, giving low production and concentrated wines, that are rich and complex.
What Does It Taste Like?Marqués de Moral is a "crianza" style red wine made from 100% Tempranillo grapes (locally known as Cencibel), with 6 months of barrel age in American oak "barricas". Aromas of strawberries and dried cranberries enhanced by obvious spiky American oak.
"Medium red. Aromas of redcurrant and cherry, plus a hint of dried rose. Fleshy and smooth, with moderate depth to its slightly bitter red fruit flavors. Finishes with decent breadth and grip, with the redcurrant element joined by a hint of white pepper." - Stephen Tanzer (Sept/Oct 2011)