Marqués de Riscal Marques de Riscal XR Reserva 2015
Rioja Alavesa - At Marqués de Riscal, there used to be “winemakers wines” among its Historic Reservas, like the Reserva Medoc and the XR, which never became commercial names. In the tradition of the Jerez
capataces (cellarmasters), the enologist marked some of the barrels in chalk with the letters XR as a consequence of having found special characteristics which were not present in others. This XR was never marketed as such but was always a reference point for the master winemaker. This custom lasted almost a century, between the harvests of 1869 and 1964.