Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Vintage: 1999 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Marques de Murrietta
Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world renowned Rioja region of Spain. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company. With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is settled near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300 hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source of the wines and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.
91 Points - Wine Spectator
This old-vines blend of mostly Tempranillo, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon is full of berry and cherry fruit. It comes on a lighter frame than some, with more raspberry and cherry on the palate than jam. For a new-age wine, it's textbook in that it isn't overdone. Chocolate, cherry and coffee carry the long finish.
Vineyard: Canajas single vineyard. A more than 50 year-old single vineyard located at over 480 m above sea level within our 300 ha Ygay Estate (Rioja Alta).
Recommended foods: All red meats, roasts and game. Excellent also with cheeses.
Decanting: It is recommended to decant forty minutes before serving.
Grapes: 86% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Graciano.
Food Matches: Game / Venison / Lamb / Duck