Marques de Murrieta is a well-known producer from the region with a good reputation behind them. The Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva is their flagship wine and is usually well received. The 2001 surpassed our expectations though. The amount of age a Gran Reserva needs is a heavily debated subject with some believing that at least 20 years is necessary. In their defence, this wine felt like we opened it just as it was beginning to show its true colours. Perhaps five years ago it might not have felt so spectacular.
Marqués de Murrieta is the oldest winery in Rioja, Spain and a very well known brand. Located in the Southern tip of Rioja Alta, in the middle of the 300 hectare Ygay Estate, this is the biggest single estate in Rioja and also boasts the beautiful Castillo Ygay. Founded by Luciano Murrieta who brought back innovative techniques from Bordeaux, including some Cabernet Sauvignon which complements the local tempranillos and garnachas. In 1983 the V. Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell took over bringing further innovation and on-going investments to continue to defend the well deserved fame and the winery now concentrates exclusively on the production of premium Reserva and Gran Reserva wines.
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2001 was an excellent vintage in Rioja