Marqués de Murrieta

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Marqués de Murrieta

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

Grapes are mostly 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.

From September 10 to October 8, 2019.

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 24 months in 225-litre American oak barrels.

Organic egg flower with creamy truffled potato and the sweetness of the baby langoustine with Iberian jowl; roasted duck with foie gras ravioli and blueberry ginger sauce, creamy aged Carnaroli rice with white truffle and roasted pigeon supreme; roasted hake centre with a touch of steam, its collagen in pil pil, olive and soya.

Grape varieties: 87% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.

Alcohol level: 14,5% abv. 

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

Marqués de Murrieta

  • GUIA PROENSA (SPA): 97 points.

  • GUIA ABC (SPA): 96 points.

  • JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 96 points.

  • TIM ATKIN (UK): 95 points.

  • GUIA GOURMETS (SPA): 94 points.

  • ROBERT PARKER (USA): 93 points.

  • GUÍA PEÑIN (SPA): 93 points.

Tasting note

A truly expressive nose with multiple layers of red fruit: strawberry, cherry and red plum, notes of black pepper, sandalwood, Mediterranean herbs, red tea and hints of gentle ageing. Silky tannins that frame a flavourful, fresh palate and lead to an elegant finish. An excellent vintage that has given us a generous, well-defined and hugely fruity Marqués de Murrieta 2019.

"This vintage stands out for its exceptional ripeness and impeccable texture" María Vargas - Technical Director.

Marqués de Murrieta