Grape Variety: 77% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 8% Graciano & 5% Mazuelo
Vinification: Grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 8 days at controlled temperature in constant skin contact. During fermentation pumping over and punching down operations are regularly carried out. Afterwards the solid parts of the grapes were pressed in vertical presses with double screws.
Ageing/Maturation: The wine is aged for 23 months in 225 litre American oak barrels, at least nine months in new wood. It then spends around 12 months in the bottle before release.
Service: Decant for 20 minutes and serve around 16-18°C
Marques De Murrieta Reserva Red 2012
Fabulous aromas of crushed berry and dark fruits with walnuts, hazelnuts, and ginger. Cinnamon and honey melon too. Full-bodied, very tight and firm. Linear backbone of fruit and tannins. Very long and racy. 22 months in American oak (six months new and then racked into used). Beautiful now but needs another two or three years to soften. A triumph.
James Suckling - 95 points
Wine Advocate - 92 points
Guia Penin - 92 points
Marqués de Murrieta Estates and Wines is led by a family used to professionalism and daily effort– a mother and her children with a Galician heart who remember Vicente Cebrián Sagarriga, the person who left them suddenly many years ago, every day with love and gratitude. A wonderful husband, an exemplary father, a tireless worker and, in essence, a great man.
"He began a great business and family project which we nowadays try to continue with the same strength and enthusiasm. He transmitted us the value of a united family, he showed us the daily effort, not to fear the fight, the meaning of sacrifice and the reason of the effort. He shared with us how to win and also how to loose… always without becoming weak, looking ahead, seeking joy. He transmitted us the necessity of respecting and being faithful to the past but without forgetting our future… always looking ahead. He gave us his faith, his confidence, his love for life and for all the people around us, his wish to give always, in essence, his charming way of living."