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 an initial consultation with the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marqués de Cáceres.
Dark ruby red color. Fresh notes of red berries on the nose enriched by a depth of vanilla and sweet spice. Clean and lively on tasting with ripe tannins that blend with balanced structure. Fleshy in the mouth with delicious flavors, this is a wine for pleasure.
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