LOMAS DEL MARQUES

THE WINERY: 

Lomas del Marqués (literally the Hills of the Marquis) refers to small hillocks located within a marquisate. These lands were of exceptional quality and therefore used for growing vineyards and olive groves, while the flatlands were used for pasture or cereals —mainly wheat and barley. More than three centuries ago, the lands of Villamediana, Agoncillo, Murillo de Río Leza and Alberite, in central Rioja, were distributed among three different Marquises.

THE WINE MAKER: 
The Wine Maker - Lomas del MarquesCristofer Ruiz

Cristofer Ruiz was born in Logroño on February 21, 1976 in a family with a long tradition of wine-growers. Passionate about the vineyard and wine from a very early, Cristofer has worked eight years as winemaker at Bodegas Criadores de Rioja and Lomas del Marqués where he has spent his entire professional career. “It’s hard to choose by a particular style of wine. I think that for every moment there is a type of wine. However, I appreciate a good foundation of tradition combined with a modern touch. I enjoy a wine in which wood does not mask or the varietal character and fruit, and that is round, velvety and leave a good memory in the mouth. In my opinion, everything is a mirror of the current Rioja”.

VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA

A wine made with Tempranillo grapes and matured for 6 months in American and French oak barrels. It stands out for its intense aromas of ripe white fruit and its fresh, spicy flavour. 

CRIANZA

A wine made with Tempranillo grapes and aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels. It stands out for its freshness and intense aromas of ripe red fruit, vanilla and cocoa

RESERVA

A wine made with Tempranillo and Graciano grapes and aged for 18 months in American and French oak barrels. It stands out for its elegance, finesse and intense aromas of black fruit and spices. 

GRAN RESERVA

A wine made with Tempranillo, Garnacha and mazuelo grapes and aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels. It stands out for its delicate, spicy flavor and complex aromas of ripe fruit that develop into pleasingly persistent finish.