Marqués de Tomares
Riojas from Marqués de Tomares are the perfect expression of a classic Tempranillo that is still fresh, fruit forward and balanced into a seamless blend not often found in Rioja at this price range. With a familiar grape growing history since 1886, and later a winery founded in 1910 by Don Román Montaña, Marqués de Tomares is still operated by his grandchildren who continues to maintain the winery's tradition both in the winery and in the vineyards. With nearly 106 hectares of family owned vineyards, many of which more than 100 years old, spotted throughout Rioja Alta in Haro, Fuenmayor and the surrounding areas, careful viticulture and longtime partnerships with local farmers lend to the identity of Marqués de Tomares. The winery is still releasing small amounts of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines in various formats from time to time.
The insanely valued, storied wines from Marqués de Tomares are the perfect expressions of traditional Rioja that is still fresh, fruit forward and beautifully balanced. There is an elegance, a seamless stitch that runs through these vintage classics. Some of the wines have a density and a dark, floral brood; others the leather and spicy wool speak of the blend not often found in Rioja at this price range.