Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2018
The origins of this Spanish winery date back to 1852 when Luciano de Murrieta began trading wines with the New World. The Ygay estate, with its 300 hectares of vineyards, is located south of the Rioja Alta; the building, erected in the mid-19th century, modeled after those in Bordeaux, is part of a spectacular complex restored over the past eight years.
The estate, of rare architectural beauty, is one of the oldest industrial buildings in Europe and houses, inside, the largest private collection of historic bottles from around the world.
Today, Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, runs the winery with his sister Cristina along with a young and qualified staff that has managed to maintain the balance between tradition and modernity.
Marqués de Murrieta
93 James Suckling
100 wines Wine Spectator
93 Robert Parker
It comes from grapes from the Ygay estate, from the 300 hectares of vineyards that surround the winery at the southernmost point of the Rioja Alta between 320 and 485 meters above sea level.
MANUAL HARVEST: September 14 to October 16.
GRAPEVINE: 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.
VINIFICATION: De-stemmed grapes ferm%ent in steel for 8 days at controlled temperature and skin contact.
AGING: for 18 months in 225-liter American barrels.
An elegant wine that combines complexity and finesse; it is among Spain’s most recognized labels. Inspired by the great Bordeaux “Châteaus,” it shows aromas of black cherry, spicy notes and vanilla.
The sip is enhanced by ripe fruit and morello cherry notes carried by soft tannins and a pleasant freshness.