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Rioja

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

75cl

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Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

£18.96
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Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 is the perfect demonstration of the elegance and balance that characterise the Marqués de Murrieta winery and its surrounding vineyards located at La Finca Ygay.

Marqués de Murrieta is a reserve red wine with a balanced ageing process of one and a half years in new and semi-new American oak barrels and two years in the bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and finesse.

One of the most well-known wines in Spain, Marqués de Murrieta is synonymous with high-quality Rioja.

This oaky and spicy red wine pairs well with grilled meat, cured ham, grilled vegetables, fish and semi-cured cheeses.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: Marqués de Murrieta
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Ageing: Reserva
Tim Atkin Score: 94
James Suckling Score: 94

Description of Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 (Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Cherry red.
  • Nose: Refined fruit aromas that combine perfectly with the floral, balsamic and spicy notes and the touches of oak.
  • Mouth: The palate is juicy and rich, elegant and slightly toasted. Its tannins go unnoticed thanks to their perfect integration with its fruit. Very pleasant acidity that gives it length.

APPELLATION: Rioja.

VINEYARD: Located in Finca Ygay, the Ygay vineyards occupy an area of 300 hectares surrounding the winery, in the Rioja Alta, with an altitude difference from 320 metres to 485 metres.

WINEMAKING: Manual harvest from 3rd - 22nd October 2016. The bunches are destemmed and gently crushed. The varieties are fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Vatting lasts 8 days, during which time the must is repeatedly pumped over to encourage contact between the must and the skins, and to encourage a slow, natural extraction of aromas and polyphenols. After fermentation, the solid parts of the grapes are pressed in vertical presses, in a gentle and slow process that favours the extraction of the colour and ripe tannins that reside in the skins.

AGEING: Aged 22 months in American oak barrels of 225 L. capacity. A minimum of 12 months in bottle before being sold.

WINE PAIRING: Pairs well with grilled meat, cured ham, grilled vegetables, fish and semi-cured cheeses.

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-16ºC

We recommend decanting this wine so you can enjoy this wine's aromas to the full.

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How to serve

Consumption temp.

15-16ºC

Pairing

StartersHam and sausagesCheeseGoat cheeseMeatFishSemi-cured cheeseJamon IbericoRed meatBluefishCod

The Winery

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta

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.

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Reviews of Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

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4 /5

A palpable example of the elegance, consistency and regularity that characterize Marqués de Murrieta winery. This wine shows the incredible personality of the Ygay Estate and summarizes perfectly what happens during a whole vegetative cycle.

It is made with tempranillo, mazuelo, Graciano and garnacha grapes. Each variety adds its personality to obtain a balanced wine after the barrel ageing.

"The 2016 vintage has provided us with a very fruity and expressive reserva." - María Vargas, Technical Director of Marqués de Murrieta.

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4 /5

TASTING NOTES: The freshness of the fruit prevails in the nose of this Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016; aromas of strawberry, cherry, floral hints, eucalyptus tree, thyme and fine cabinetry. In the mouth, the wine is harmonious, fresh and it has polished tannins that provide the wine with a pleasant texture. Its fruity long finish keeps an extraordinary freshness.

APPELLATION: Rioja

VINEYARD: Grapes are sourced from the Ygay Estate: 300 hectares of vineyards surrounding the winery in the southernmost area of Rioja Alta. Altitude ranges from 320 to 485 meters.

GRAPES: Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo,

AGEING: The wine is aged for 16 months in 225-litre American oak barrels.

WINEMAKING: Grapes are de-stemmed and the grape varieties ferment separately in stainless steel tanks, with controlled temperature. The alcoholic fermentation lasts between 8 and 12 days, making regularly pumping over and punching down operations to favour the contact of the must with the skins and extract slowly the aromas and the phenolic compounds. After fermentation, the solid parts of the grapes are pressed in vertical presses, through a gentle and slow process that favours the extraction of colour and ripe tannins that reside in the skins.

PAIRING: Baked red snapper with grilled vegetables, white wine, apple, lime and rosemary; Cameros truffle with mushrooms and cabbage with extra virgin olive oil; suckling lamb chops with buttermilk, asparagus and red wine; confit piglet with its crispy skin and caramelised apple.

ABV: 14%

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