It shows palpable elegance, balance and regularity that characterize the Marqués de Murrieta winery and its surrounding vineyards located in La Finca Ygay, Marqués de Murrieta is a reserve red wine with a balanced aging of a year and a half in new and semi-new barrels American oak and two years in the bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and finesse and combines the best attributes of our identity with current trends.
Marqués de Murrieta is more than a brand in the international market, it is centuries-old wisdom expressed in one of the most recognized wines in Spain. From the daily work, the respect and the love for our land, the selection of the best grapes and the care of the details throughout its almost four years of elaboration, Marqués de Murrieta is a safe and constant value of the best quality from Rioja.
Own Vineyard: Located in our Ygay Estate, the Ygay vineyards cover an area of 300 hectares surrounding the winery, in Rioja Alta, with an altitude difference from 320 meters to 485 meters.
Grape Varieties: 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.
Alcoholic degree: 14% Vol.
Manual Harvest: From September 14 to October 16, 2015.
Vinification: The clusters are stripped and gently squeezed. The varieties ferment separately in stainless steel tanks, with temperature control. The encubado has a duration of 8 days during which comebacks and bazuqueos are made, to favor the contact of the must with the skins and cause a slow and natural extraction of aromas and polyphenols. After fermentation, the solid parts of the grapes are pressed into vertical presses, through a smooth and slow process that favors the extraction of color and ripe tannins that reside in the skin.
Aging Process: Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels of 225 liters capacity.
Pairing: Baked Snapper with Grilled Vegetables, White Wine Acid, Apple, Lime and Rosemary; The Truffle of Cameros with Mushrooms and Berza with Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Lamb Lamb Chops with Cheese, Asparagus and Citrus Red Wine Serum; Piglet Confit with its Crunchy Skin and Juicy Meat, Caramelized Apple
Consumption recommendation: Serve at a temperature between 15-16ºC. It is recommended to decant to favor the aeration of the wine and to be able to fully enjoy its aromas.
Marqués de Murrieta is above all an excellent, harmonious wine, with a fragrant nose and a silky mouth. Made with the varieties: tempranillo, graciano, mazuelo and garnacha, it is a constant example of the wine that best defines the style of the winery: elegance, balance and regularity. Bright cherry color, the nose offers aromas of refined fruit that combine perfectly with floral, balsamic, spicy notes and touches of oak 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 travel.