Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 is a traditional Rioja wine crafted in the classic Murrieta signature style and enjoying all the benefits of modern winemaking philosophy, equipment and techniques. Made from Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this wine embodies ripe fruit qualities with a perfect balance of acidity, supple roundness on the palate and a hint of new oak. The Marqués de Murrieta vineyards on the 741-acre Ygay Estate are located in Rioja Alta between 320 meters to 485 meters above sea level.
The nose is subtle and very harmonious, with aromas of red cherries and some aromatic herbs. The palate is soft, it has a velvety texture with polished, round tannins, and there is a subtlety and harmony that is laudable.
Pairs beautifully with baked red snapper with grilled vegetables in white wine, apple, lime, and rosemary, or even lamb chops with buttermilk, asparagus, and red wine. Decanting the wine for 20 minutes is recommended. Best enjoyed between 59º- 61ºF.