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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2010

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2010

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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. It is made from selected vintages. 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 color and aroma extraction. Afterwards the solid parts of the grapes are squashed in a vertical press. This is a gentle process that extracts color and ripe tannins from the grapes skin. The wine is aged for 24 months in 225-litre American oak barrels. Pairing: Hake cheeks in its own gelatin sauce with Iberian ham ravioli; Wild pig sirloin with red wine; Baked glazed veal cheeks with quince and rosemary infused apple; Red bean stew with braised pork jelly cubes.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Marques de Murrieta
  • js94

James SucklingSlightly lifted nose with ripe cherries and cedary oak. The palate has deeply ripe tannins that underpin fleshy, pristine blue fruits. Great balance, class and polish here.

July 2017
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateI also tasted the 2010 Gran Reserva Limited Edition, even though the wine will take some time to be released. The wine shows a different profile, with more freshness, better integrated oak and more subtle nuances in the nose. There is great finesse and balance on the palate. All wines spend some seven to 11 months in the beginning of their upbringing (nine in this case) in new oak, and then they are transferred to used barrels to complete the total time, which in this case was around 25 months in barrel. It develops notes of licorice and aniseed, quite focused. Some 30,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, August 30, 2016
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorBlack cherry, plum and dried fig flavors mingle with cocoa and licorice notes in this plump red. Generous and graceful, with light tannins and balsamic acidity giving this just enough structure for balance. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, August 31, 2017