Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 201575cl
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The Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2015 is a dry red wine from Rioja, Spain, which owes its elegance and harmony to the Tempranillo grapes and its freshness and liveliness to the small proportions of Mazuelo, Graciano and Granache. This classic Cuvée Rioja has a beautiful, bright cherry red colour, which combines well with the fruity bouquet of black cherries and plums, the light to roasted aromas and the elegant note of oak, as tradition demands. Its juiciness, elegance and harmony on the palate, together with the fine acidity and the fine tannins, embody the art of the workshop to produce a unique wine from grapes of such different quality. All these characteristics have made it possible for this wine to be included in the **100 best wines of 2019 according to the Wine Spectator.
Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta was founded in 1878 in Rioja by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, who acquired vineyards in Ygay and from the beginning led his wines to success with revolutionary innovations. Acquired in 1983 by Vincente Cebrián Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, today his sons Vincente and Christina Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga manage what is recognised as one of Spain's leading wineries.
The Finca de Ygay, with its 300 hectares of vineyards is located in the southern part of the wine region Rioja.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2015 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||Marqués de Murrieta|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo|
|Tim Atkin Score:||94|
Description of Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2015
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2015 (Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)
- View: bright ruby colour.
- Nose: significant and open nose with strawberries, cranberries and redcurrant jam aromas.
- Mouth: Flavours of thyme, laurel and red black pepper. A palate that perfectly combines a fruity expression with a lively acidity.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN: Rioja
VINEYARD: Marqués de Murrieta. Located in Finca Ygay, in the Rioja Alta, along an area of 300 hectares with an altitude ranging from 320 to 485 meters.
GRAPES: 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.
AGING: The wine is aged for 18 months in 225 litre American oak barrels.
ELABORATION: Grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in stainless Steel tanks for 8 days at a controlled temperature in constant skin contact. During fermentation pumping over and punching down operations are regularly carried out. These processes ensure both effective and gentle colour and aroma extraction. Afterwards, the solid parts of the grapes are pressed in vertical presses with double screws.
WINE PAIRING: Starters, appetizers and canapés, cheeses, blue cheese, meat, red meat, game, grilled meats
TEMPERATURE OF CONSUMPTION: 15-16ºC
ALCOHOL GRADUATION: 14%
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Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta is a family company with long tradition in Rioja. A project based at the junction of the wines with the familiar look. Its history dates back to 1852 with Luciano de Murrieta.More about the Winery
Reviews of Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2015
- The Spanish love their lamb, beef and - obviously - jamón! This is the perfect partner.
- 89% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 4% Graciano and 2% Garnacha.