Marqués De Murrieta
Reserva 2017

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 2017

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.

 September 14-30, 2017. 

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 20 months in 225-litre American oak barrels.

Grilled and baked scallop with red wine sauce and truffled liquid potato. Twice-cooked sea bass, sweet onion, apple and foie mousse and fine velouté. Roast breast of Mallard duck, crispy potato and borage flower. Soft cow's milk cheese and truffled Brie.

Grape varieties: 83% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha. Alcohol level: 14,5% abv.

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


Scores
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2017

  • JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 96 points - Top 5 Wines of Spain 2020.

  • GUÍA PROENSA (SPAIN): 96 points.

  • GUÍA GOURMETS (SPAIN): 95 points.

  • GUÍA ABC (SPAIN): 95 points.

  • TIM ATKIN (UK): 94 points.

  • DECANTER (UK): 94 points.

  • ROBERT PARKER (USA): 93 points.

  • GUÍA PEÑÍN (SPAIN): 93 points.

Tasting note

It shows a great range of well-defined aromas of ripe red fruit, with hints of dried violets, red pepper, thyme and graphite. On the palate, it is vigorous, extraordinarily expressive and rounded, with great fruitiness and long finish.

“This vintage is a true representation of our Ygay Estate’s most vigorous character” María Vargas - Technical Director.


Marqués De Murrieta
Reserva 2017