MARQUES DE MURRIETA RESERVA RIOJA 2016
|Grape:||87% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.|
|Vineyard:||Marqués de Murrieta|
|Aromas:||Remarkable fresh fruit aromas; strawberry, cherry and hints of flowers, eucalyptus tree, thyme and fine woods.|
|Flavours:||In the mouth, the wine is harmonious, fresh and it has polished tannins that provides the wine with a pleasant texture. Its fruity long finish, keeps an outstanding fresh feeling.|
A palpable example of the elegance, consistency and regularity that characterise 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.
Grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in stainless Steel tanks for 8 days at controlled temperature in 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 were are pressed in vertical presses with double screws
The wine is aged for 16 months in 225 litre American oak barrels.
- James Suckling - 94 points - "This is very structured and powerful with a dense and rich palate of ripe fruit and hints of toasted oak. Full and layered. Structured. Released February 2020. Needs a few years of bottle age. Try after 2021." July 2019
- Wine Spectator -91 points
“Black olive and forest floor notes frame tangy black cherry and currant flavors in this polished red. Well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity support the supple texture. Balanced, in a savory style. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 20." October 15, 2020, Tom Matthews