Wine Marques de Murrieta Reserva
- GRAPE EXCHANGE: Tempranillo grape , Graciano grape , Mazuela grape
- TYPE OF WINE: Red
- Designation of Origin: Rioja
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14º
- SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16º
- WINERIES: Marqués de Murrieta
- TASTING NOTES: With a bright cherry color, the nose offers aromas of refined fruit that combine perfectly with the floral, balsamic, spicy and oak notes precisely measured by expert hands. Its mouth is juicy and rich, with elegance and slightly toasted. Its tannins go unnoticed thanks to its perfect integration with its fruit and with a very pleasant acidity that gives it a journey.
- BARREL AGING: 19 months
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Elaboration of Marqués de Murrieta Reserva
The bunches are despalled and squeezed gently. The varieties ferment separately in stainless steel tanks, with temperature control. The encubado lasts for 8 days during which pumping and punching are carried out, to favor the contact of the must with the skins and to provoke a slow and natural extraction of aromas and polyphenols. After the fermentation, the solid parts of the grape are pressed in vertical presses, by means of a slow and slow process that favors the extraction of the color and mature tannins that reside in the skins.
What kind of wine is Marqués de Murrieta Reserva
Raised for 19 months in American oak barrels of 225 liters capacity.
The Marqués de Murrieta winery
The origin of the Marqués de Murrieta winery is linked to the origin of Rioja wine, since in 1852 Don Luciano Murrieta produced the first Rioja wines and was the first to export it outside the national territory. Don Luciano, named Marquis by King Amadeo de Saboya thanks to his work in Rioja, traveled to Bordeaux to learn the techniques of wine making that he brought back to Spain. He established the concept of French château on the Ygay estate where he ordered the construction of the emblematic Ygay Castle.
In 1983 the witness Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, tenth Count of Creixell, who updated the winery and continued the legacy of the Marquis of Murrieta. After his death, his son, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, current Count of Creixell, assumes along with his sister Cristina the management of the winery, accompanied by a young and qualified team, and completely updates the Rioja winery. Throughout the years the family of the Count of Creixell has become a perfect link to maintain the balance between tradition and modernity, placing Marqués de Murrieta in the 21st century in a privileged position in the Rioja wines of the world.
Denomination of Origin of the Marqués de Murrieta Reserva
It belongs to the DO Rioja, a name that dates from the late nineteenth century, but is not officially formed until 1925. The area that receives this designation of origin covers the autonomous communities of Rioja and the Basque Country.
The grapes produced in this denomination are: Tempranillo, Garnacha tinta, Mazuelo, Graciano and Maturana tinta.
The wines of this denomination are characterized for being fresh, aromatic wines, with an excellent ship and above all they are very balanced wines.
Rioja wines are easy to drink wines.
Varieties of grapes used in Marqués de Murrieta Reserva
84% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha
Vineyards located in our Finca Ygay, the vineyards of Ygay occupy an area of ??300 hectares surrounding the winery, in the Rioja Alta, with an altitude difference from 320 meters to 485 meters.
Wine pairing Marqués de Murrieta Reserva
Loin of hake steam-grille, prawns with muslin from its coral and truffle aroma; desalted cod baked with onions and green peppers; red bean stew with pig's trotters and pitcher's cabbage; grilled beef sirloin, fried green asparagus and carrot puree; creamy rice carnaroli with truffles and foie medium cooking; Selection of creamy and blue cheeses, red wine compote and cherries.
Degree of alcohol of Marques de Murrieta Reserva
Presents an alcohol grade of 14 º
Operating temperature of Marques de Murrieta Reserva
Consume at a temperature of 16º-18º, to favor the oxygenation of the wine.
Awards and distinctions of Marqués de Murrieta Reserva
93 points Robert Parker (USA)
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