Marqués de Murrieta
Reserva 2018

Our wine ambassador in the world. The perfect balance between tradition and modernity.

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva

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.


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


Marqués de Murrieta
Reserva 2018

Grapes are sourced from our Ygay Estate: 300 hectares of vineyards surrounding the winery in the southernmost point of Rioja Alta with mainly calcareous-clay soils. Altitude ranges from 320 to 485 meters.

October 1-20, 2018. 

Grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days, with constant skin contact. During fermentation pumping over and punching down operations are regularly carried out. These processes ensure both effective and gentle color and aroma extraction. Afterwards the solid parts of the grapes are squashed in a vertical press. This is a gentle process that extracts color and ripe tannins from the grapes skin.

The wine is aged for 21 months in 225-litre American oak barrels.

Red tuna grilled with viura shoots, bittersweet of piquillo pepper and soya, roasted onion; Galician blond beef tail in cannelloni of fine baked potato and red wine; vine shoots grilled turbot, its collagen in olive, rosemary and spicy hint; sugar-neutral tart with blue cheese and burrata.

Grape varieties: 86% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 4% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha. Alcohol level: 14% abv.

Serving suggestions: Recommended service temperature: 13⁰C (55⁰F).


Scores
Marqués de Murrieta
Reserva 2018

  • PROENSA (SPA): 97 points.

  • ROBERT PARKER (USA): 94 points.

  • JAMES SUCKLING (UK): 94 points.

  • TIM ATKIN (UK): 94 points.

  • GUÍA ABC (SPA): 93 points.

  • GUÍA GOURMETS (SPA): 93 points.

  • WINE SPECTATOR (USA): 91 points.

  • WINE SPECTATOR (USA): TOP 4 - Wine Values 2022.

Tasting note

Refined aromas of plums, blueberries and redcurrants that led to a bed of spices, flowers and balsamic touches, so distinctive of our Ygay Estate. Succulent, round and well-balanced in the mouth. A muscular wine with great potential.

“The 2018 vintage marks a turning point and inaugurates a new era that represents the future for Marqués de Murrieta” María Vargas - Technical Director.


Marqués de Murrieta
Reserva 2018