Marques de Murrieta Gran Reserva 2014 - 750ml

Spain
Rioja
Marques de Murrieta
2014
Marques de Murrieta Gran Reserva 2014 - 750ml

Marques de Murrieta Gran Reserva 2014 - 750ml

Spain
Rioja
Marques de Murrieta
2014
Regular price HK$700.00
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SKU: B061|MUR019|2014
RP94 JS95
The clusters are destemmed and gently crushed. The grapes were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, with temperature control. The vatting lasts between 8 and 12 days, during which the continuous work of pumping over and punching down, to favor contact with the must with the skins and cause a slow and natural extraction of aromas and
polyphenols. After fermentation, the solid parts of the grape are pressed through a soft and slow process that favors the extraction of the color and ripe tannins that resided in the skin.  Bottled in January 2018.
Garnet in color with a traditional sour cherry and subtle toast scent. It’s smooth and plumy with spicy ripe red fruit tannins nicely braced by tangy mineral and spice qualities. The minerality lasts hinting at complexities to come with bottle age. The finish repeats the ripe red fruit notes and hangs on tenaciously.
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The 2014 Gran Reserva Limited Edition, a barrel selection from the Reserva, is a blend of the more age-worthy wines. It's made up of 84% Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha, all from their 300 hectares of estate vineyards. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented by plot and variety in stainless steel, and the varieties were kept separate throughout the 25 months of élevage in American barriques. When discussing the latest vintages, the 2014 is very curious: the harvest was truly challenging, with lots of rain, ripeness problems and botrytis; so, in principle, it didn't look like a good vintage, and they decided not to keep the red Castillo Ygay. But now, seeing the evolution of this wine, they are kicking themselves. The wine has a clear classical profile, with developed aromas of autumn forest, truffle, smoked cured meat, cigar ash and sweet spices. It's sleek and polished, with resolved, fine-grained tannins and a dry, serious finish. This is surprisingly good and should evolve nicely in bottle. 28,914 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2018.
  • Wine Type

    • Red
  • Wine Style

    Old World
  • Bottle Size

    750 ml
  • Closure

    Natural cork
  • Serving Temperature

    • Room Temperature
  • Aeration

    30 - 60 mins
  • Grape variety

    • Tempranillo
    • Mazuelo
    • Graciano

Sweetness

Dry
Sweet
Dry

Acidity

Low
High
Medium

Tannin

Low
High
Low

Body

Light
Full
Full

Alcohol level

Low
High
Medium

Aroma

  • Liquorice
  • Red Fruit
  • Sweet Spice

Cuisine

  • Japanese - Teppanyaki
  • American
  • Spanish
  • Western

Food pairings

  • Steak
  • Tapas
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