Marqués de Vargas Gran Reserva
A nod to the history of the La Rioja region, a classic Rioja wine, and a perfect example of the family tradition and the vineyards of the Hacienda Pradolagar estate.
A single estate wine. It combines the elegance of our Tempranillos, the density and richness of the Garnacha and the freshness provided by the Mazuelo grape.
Applying only sustainable agricultural methods, we produce our Gran Reserva using grapes with the best ageing capabilities selected from the 52 hectares of our own vineyards, divided into 34 micro-plots according to soil type, grape variety and winemaking potential.
Winemaking and Ageing
The grapes are initially selected at the vineyard and picked by hand in 12-kilogram boxes. After passing through the harvest table, the bunches are destemmed at slow speeds before falling into the tanks by means of gravity. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of between 20 – 24oC for nine to twelve days. For the ageing process, the delicacy of fine Rioja wines requires a careful selection of barrels that provide elegance and ensure finesse. We use French oak as well as a small percentage of American oak during the second ageing phase, working exclusively with two cooperages that supply this type of barriques: Surtep and Seguin Moreau.