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Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja DOC

2012

In a Nutshell

Classic Rioja but with a modern fruit profile.

Tasting Notes

Intense cherry red in colour with aromas of red berries, ripe plum, licorice, chopped nuts and balsamic. On the palate the wine is silky and balanced with rounded tannins and fresh acidity. The finish is long and mineral with a hint of sweet spice.

Production Notes

Grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks for 8 days, with constant skin contact. During fermentation wine is both pumped over the cap of grape skins at the top of the tank (remontage), and also the cap is pressed into the fermenting wine (pigeage). Both these processes ensure a perfect colour and aroma extraction, without producing excessive tannin. Afterwards the solid parts of the grapes are pressed in vertical presses with double screws. This is a smooth and slow treatment that favours the extraction of the colour and tannins that reside in the skin of the grapes.

Grape Blend

89%

Tempranillo

5%

Mazuelo

4%

Graciano

2%

Garnacha

Producer - Marques de Murrieta

Established in 1852 by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, this historic bodega was the first of the famous Rioja houses to be established and is still in existence today

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Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Vintage

2012

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Graciano, Grenache Noir, Mazuelo, Tempranillo

Closure

Cork

£21.00

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