Marques de Vargas GRAN RESERVA


Alcohol 14%
Sizes: 750 Ml,
Units per case: 12

Grape: 80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, 10% Garnacha
Appearance: Deep red ruby color.
Aroma: Ripe black fruit aromas mingle with some fine spicy nuances from the five-year ageing process.
Taste: A balsamic subtle note adds freshness and a nice balance. Full body and good tannin structure but very polished, with a long after-taste. Elegant, powerful and with great ageing potential.
  • Serving suggestions: Temperature 17-18ºC and decanting before serving is highly recommended.
  • Food matching: Baked lamb, roasted meats and grilled beef sirloin, game and seasoned stews.
Marqués de Vargas Gran Reserva is a limited edition wine, that is only produced on exceptional vintages, provided that its minimum ageing period is five years.
The wine is made traditionally according to the old-world methods side by side with state-of-the-art technology. The wine is bottled without any fining or filtering resulting in an unprocessed and fully natural wine.


  • Winemaker: Ana Barrón
  • Consultant : Xavier Ausás
  • Winemaking: Classic with destemming, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Daily remontage and pumping over, and long macerations after fermentation. As a result, we obtained richly concentrated wines, optimal for malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.
  • Ageing: 24 months in American and French oak barrels followed by at least 36 months in the bottle.



Tim Atkin has given high rates to Marques de Vargas’ red wines taking into account the quality and personality of each one of them. Thus,  95 points for Marqués de Vargas Gran Reserva 2016, as well as getting a position among the 5 most prestigious wines in the category of ‘Gran Reserva’; concludes with 94 points for Marqués de Vargas Reserva 2016.

“The high marks in the prestigious Tim Atkin’s ‘Special Report’ recognize the solid family project of Marqués de Vargas, settled in the Qualified Designation of Origin Rioja for more than three decades, where our first vines were planted back in 1840. The positive ratings invite us to keep working in order to achieve the maximum quality and maintain it in time” says Don Pelayo de la Mata, 11th Marquis of Vargas and 9th Count of San Cristóbal.

In the most complete report about Rioja made so far, Atkin highlights in his general considerations about the region, the extraordinary quality of the terroir of the estate Hacienda Pradolagar from which the winery Marqués de Vargás obtains all its grapes; as well as the effort in favor of the ecotourism that some wineries from Logroño, among which Marqués de Vargas stands out, are carrying out to develop the prestige of the region at a national level.