Marques de Murrieta Reserva Coleccion Historica 170 Aniversario

225.00 185.95
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Marques de Murrieta
Grape Garnacha Graciano Mazuelo Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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Marques de Murrieta is the oldest Rioja winery and was founded in the period when the grape louse (Pre-phylloxera) destroyed almost all vineyards in Europe at the end of the 19th century. In the high-altitude sandy soils of the Rioja Alta, the grape louse could not dig tunnels and thus could not move and these places have been preserved. The French winegrowers moved to the Rioja and that is how (high-end) viticulture started at Marques de Murrieta and is the founder of wine development in the Rioja. Marques de Murrieta is now a household name worldwide with its 100/100 points Ygay Blanco wines and as the first Spanish winery in 2021 they had the best wine in the world according to Wine Spectator.

In honor of the 170th anniversary, Marques de Murrieta is releasing a vertical box called: COLECCIÓN HISTÓRICA 170 ANIVERSARIO containing the last 6 fantastic vintages of the Reserva Finca Ygay, namely 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. high-rated vintages. The wines are in a beautiful box and this composition is also great for a collector's item to taste the vintages vertically and to experience what the climatic conditions of a year and aging bring about.

The Marques de Murrieta Finca Ygay can best be described as a beautiful classic red wine from the Rioja Alta which is without doubt the very best part of this famous Spanish wine region. The altitude provides coolness and a good difference between day and night temperatures and this is an important element that gives a wine its sophistication and elegance. Marqués de Murrieta is one of the oldest wineries of the Rioja and is a winery with a 'bordeaux injection'

The Marques de Murrieta Finca Ygay is a blend of Tempranillo supplemented with Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. The wine is aged for around 18 months in new oaks (225 liter barriques) and has been bottle-aged for at least another 12 months. In the glass, the Marques de Murrieta Reserva is an intense deep cherry red and sparkles in the glass. In the nose fresh and fresh aromas of ripe red fruit, spicy, a little leather, spicy and wood tones. On the palate, the Murrieta Reserva is powerful with a good balance between the ripe fruit and the woody notes. Powerful tannins. Elegant and full bodied with everything perfectly balanced. It's no surprise that all wine critics rate this wine high above 90 points year-in-year-out.

All the vineyards of Finca Ygay (Marqués de Murrieta), together about 300 hectares, are located at the bodega and are owned by the family. The now completely renovated Castillo Ygay is the headquarters of Marqués de Murrieta. Finca Ygay has significant differences in soil. The altitude of the vineyards varies from 300 to 500 m and the area falls under Rioja Alta. These differences in soil conditions give Murrieta the opportunity to produce varied wines.

Due to its relatively cool location, this area is extremely suitable for the production of the most refined wines. The largest vineyard: Valsalado produces the grapes for the Murrieta Reserva. The highest part of the domain is called La Plana. The grapes from this area (Tempranillo and Mazuelo), from old vines on loam, form the basis of the world-famous Gran Reserva Especial Castillo Ygay (made only in good years) and of the excellent white wine Capellania. This wine has matured for 15 months in French oak; a Burgundian wine, but also a beautiful and modern white Rioja. The slightly lower vineyard Las Canajas, where Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in the 1980s, has a soil of pebbles and calcareous clay. Since 1994, the grapes from this area have formed the basis for Dalmau, the "modern" Murrieta, named after Vicente Dalmau Jr., one of the current owners.

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Tariff code 22042176
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Marques de Murrieta
Grape Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Flexible, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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