MARQUES DE MURRIETA GRAN RESERVA RIOJA 2012

MARQUES DE MURRIETA GRAN RESERVA RIOJA 2012

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Grape: 80% Tempranillo, 9% Mazuelo, 8% Garnacha, 3% Graciano.
Vineyard: Marqués de Murrieta 
Origin: Rioja, Spain
ABV%: 14%
Colour: Deep red
Aromas: The complex nose of this wine is defined by elegance; over a fruity bed of ripe currants and plums, we can find hints of sweet spices, dried figs, cedar, cocoa, forest floor
Flavours: Fine and balanced in the mouth, its silky tannins envelop a structured wine with great liveliness that will grow in the bottle. 

 

Grapes are sourced from our Ygay Estate: 300 hectares of vineyards surrounding the winery in the southernmost point of Rioja Alta. Altitude ranges from 320 to 485 meters above sea level. 

Winemaking Highlights

Grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 9 days, with constant skin contact. During fermentation pumping over and punching down operations are regularly carried out. These processes ensure both effective and gentle colour and aroma extraction. Afterwards the solid parts of the grapes are squashed in a vertical press. This is a gentle process that extracts colour and ripe tannins from the grapes skin.

The wine is aged for 29 months in 225-litre American oak barrels and bottled in August, 2015.

 

2012 Reviews

 - TIM ATKIN (UK): 96 points

- VINOS GOURMETS (SPAIN): 95 points.

- JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 94 points

- PARKER · WINE ADVOCATE (USA): 93 points

 

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