Marques de Murrieta / 2012 Rioja Reserva.

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Marques de Murrieta / 2012 Rioja Reserva

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COUNTRY/REGION: Spain/Rioja.

GRAPES: 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano.

ABV: 14%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottles.

WINEMAKER NOTES: Deep ruby red. Very intense and complex nose, stand out the notes developed during his ageing in barrels (coffee, spices, roasted) aromas of candied fruits and nuts. The palate is very structured, full bodied, sweet tannins and appreciate well integrated into the whole wine. This is an excellent wine with character and personality, complex nose, long in mouth, persistent aftertaste and a high potential for bottle aging. An elegant wine which highlights the hallmarks of its origin (Rioja Alavesa).

VINTAGE: Although still not officially rated, vintage 2007 was regarded on the whole as being a high quality harvest. In terms of volume, Rioja is slightly below the amount of grapes harvested in 2006. The vine's vegetative cycle in 2007 was rather slow and selective, allowing for a higher level of quality in the grapes in terms of concentration as well as a balance between the different quality parameters. Low rainfall, dry weather, and the usual frosts during winter, followed by a noticeable increase in temperature in February, and then colder and more humid conditions during March, made development stop until April, when budding started.

WINEMAKING: Made with high quality grapes harvested by hand from our better plots in Rioja Alavesa. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures with a frequent dropping of the juice over the skins in order to maximise extraction. Malolactic Fermentation is carried out in French and American oak barrels, and then, the wine is manually racked to stabilise and get rid of deposits. After the cask ageing, the wine is clarified with white of egg to achieve the silkiness and shiny final colour. Once in bottle, the wine starts attaining its typical elegance.

TASTING NOTES: Rich, structured and complex Rioja with smooth tannins and elegant ripe fruit and a fine dusting of spicy oak.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.