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The story of the Marqués de Murrieta winery is inextricably intertwined with the history of Rioja wine. The winery’s founder, the Marqués de Murrieta, imported production techniques into Spain from Bordeaux. In 1852 he produced his first wine in Logroño, moving into the Ygay Estate in the late 1870s.
Own Vineyard: 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.
Manual Harvest: September 14 to October 16, 2015.
Grape Varieties: 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.
Winemaking: 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
Ageing Process: The wine is aged for 18 months in 225 litre American oak barrels.
Recommended serving temperature: 15ºC- 16ºC (59-61ºF) to let the wine breathe and show its full aromatic potential.
Pairing: Baked red snapper with grilled vegetables, white wine, apple, lime and rosemary; Cameros truffle with mushrooms, and cabbage with extra virgin olive oil; Milk-fed lamb chops with buttermilk, asparagus and red wine; Suckling pig confit with its crunchy skin and caramelized apple
Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2015 [Rioja, Spain]
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