£21.55/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016
|Alcohol content i||14.0%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2016|
Marqués de Murrieta is an excellent, harmonious wine that has a fragrant, feminine nose, of nicely refined fruit with floral notes and subtle oak, and a very juicy, rich palate. It constantly exemplifies Rioja's finest quality and is the wine which best defines this historic winery's style: elegance, balance and uniformity.
As the house produces more of this wine than any other, the Murrieta Reserva constitutes a great challenge for the winemaker, since much skill and accuracy is required year after year in managing to combine the different altitudes, soils and grapes of the exceptional Ygay estate. Made using the classic Rioja blend, primarily based on Tempranillo (93%), Murrieta Reserva includes a small but significant percentage of Mazuelo (4%) which very pleasantly highlights the overall freshness. It's a wine which embodies the bodega's past and present, and unites tradition and modernity: American oak for those long months of ageing, 8 of which are spent in new barrels.
NOTE: We recommend decanting half an hour before serving.
Roasts / Serrano ham / Semi-cured cheeses / Oven-baked fish / Cod / Game stews
- Vinification material:Stainless steel
- Ageing period:16 months
- Barrel age:New and semi-new
- Type of wood:American oak
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
- ViewCherry red
- Bouquet:Ripe red fruit / Black fruit / Balsamic aromas / Spices / Toasty notes
- Mouth:Fine tannins / Balanced / Flavoursome / Long
We first tried this wine when on holiday in Spain this year. We liked it so much that we ordered a case from Vinissimus when we got home. We were not disappointed. it is very well balanced and smooth and we have continued buying a number of times. Well done Vinissimus!by: Vinissimus Customer (26/05/2019) - Vintage 2015
Really worth a try ....
This Rioja from Marques de Murrieta should be on your shopping list if like me you enjoy excellent quality/value for money .... Really is one to savour and transports you right to the heart of this famous wine region ... go on spoil yourself :)by: David O'Brien (30/07/2019) - Vintage 2015
One of my all time favourite Riojas
I first tried this wine on holiday in Spain and immediately sought out somewhere to buy it online. It is exceptionally smooth but with an underlying complexity to the aftertaste. Best left to breathe for at least an hour or two.by: Nick L (09/09/2019) - Vintage 2015
This is our favourite and we always buy through Vinissimus. We had not tried the 2015 vintage before but it is excellent, smooth and keeps up the standard of previous years. A fine wine which we will continue to buy.by: Chris (29/11/2019) - Vintage 2015
Great to have the taste of Spain delivered promptly to my home in Yorkshire, England. This brought back lovely memories of a recent trip to Cordoba, with fragrant aromas and complex flavours.
Wine from Marqués de Murrieta
Marqués de Murrieta is one of the most historic Spanish wineries. Its origins date back to 1852 when Luciano de Murrieta started trading his wines in the New World. Today, 165 years later, the impressive Ygay estate seems untouched by the passage of time, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Nowadays, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, the present Count of Creixell, manages the winery with his sister Cristina and a skilled young team which understands how to...