Jesús Madrazo Selección Rioja is a red wine made in the D.O.Ca. Rioja with Tempranillo, Graciano and Maturana by Jesús Madrazo.
The winemaking process begins with a meticulous manual selection of the best bunches of grapes from three old vines aged between 35 and 40 years old, located north of Lapuebla and south of Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 28ºC and 30ºC for 7 days, followed by an additional maceration of 10 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in large oak barrels, being 70% French oak, 15% American oak and 15% Hungarian oak, for 25 days. The wine is then aged in the same 500L and 225L oak barrels for 17 months, with periodic racking.
Jesús Madrazo Selección Rioja Tasting Notes
The wine has a cherry red colour with a medium-high robe. On the nose, it has an elegant and good intensity, with notes of red and black fruit well balanced by the fine ageing.
On the palate, it has a good entry with a silky touch, an elegant passage, an adequate acidity and a balance between the fruit and the ageing. The finish is persistent, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.