Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2014
Pair with steamed and grilled hake loin, prawns with their coral and truffle aroma; baked unsalted cod with onion and green peppers; grilled beef tenderloin, green asparagus and carrot purée; creamy carnaroli rice with truffles and foiemi - cuit; selection of creamy and blue cheeses, red wine compote and sour cherries.
Blend: 84% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha
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Most of the production from the extensive Marqués de Murrieta estate goes into the production of this one wine. Tempranillo based, with a growing percentage of Graciano and some support from Mazuelo and Garnacha, it reflects the cooler, Atlantic conditions of 2014. Focused, pure and nuanced with scented oak, fine tannins and supporting acidity. 2019-26. Alcohol: 14%
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.