Light pink color full of life and elegant. Fruity and fresh with an amazing complexity.
Own vineyards: Marques de Murrieta wines are produced only with grapes from its 300 hectares vineyards (Finca Ygay) surrounding the winery located in Rioja’s sub-region of Rioja Alta.
Grape variety: 100% Mazuelo.
Manual Harvest: 25th September 2017.
Winemaking: Made exclusively with Mazuelo variety. Right after reception in the cellar grapes are de-stemmed and grape juice is separated from grape skins in order to extract the essence of the purest grape juice that will be fermented in a stainless steel tank at a controlled temperature of 10º C (50ºF) avoiding malolactic fermentation. After fermentation the wine is left in contact with its lees for 40 days adding density.
Bottling Date: 27th March 2018.
Number of bottles: 5.200 bottles (0,75l).
Pairing: Smoked tuna, asparagus tips, tomato and basil jam; scarlet shrimp and ginger with olive oil from our Ygay Estate; vegetables salad with shrimp and hazelnut vinaigrette; millefeuille filled with foie gras and acid apple, raspberry coulis.
Serving Suggestion: In order to enjoy the full aromatic profile we recommend serving it cold at a temperature between 10°-11°C (52-54°F).
Guía Gourmets (SPAIN): 95 points.
Guía Peñín (SPAIN): 93 points.
Tim Atkin (UK): 92 points.
Decanter (UK): 92 points.