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Wine Marques de Murrieta, "Dalmau", Rioja DOC, 2014

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Tasting Notes


The wine is dark ruby ​​color.


Wine charms juicy, elegant, rich, very harmonious taste and incredibly long persistent finish.


Complex, expressive, velvety aroma filled with notes of wild berries, dark chocolate, toasty oak, light spicy and mineral nuances.


The wine goes well with grilled red meat, poultry, red tuna, sharp cheeses.

Interesting Facts

"Dalmau", 2009 - a powerful, extraordinary red wine, from the first minute endearing complexity and richness. This wine, according to the authoritative Spanish wine Yearbook El País, is "an exceptional wine, which is deservedly among the best wines of Spain".

Blend wine "Dalmau" is three grape varieties: Tempranillo, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the region of La Rioja Alta vineyard Canajas. This old vineyard area of ​​300 hectares planted around the majestic manor Igay. Vines with an average age of 60 years are grown on clay-limestone soils at an altitude of 465 meters above sea level. The climate is continental, but also felt the influence of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the period of ripening of the grapes is carried out so-called thinning clusters, aimed at limiting the production of grapes to 1 kg of grapes from the vine. As a result, the degree of complexity of the remaining berries and maintain a high quality of the crop.

Fully ripe grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes. In 2009 Tempranillo was harvested on September 29, Cabernet Sauvignon - October 5th, and Graciano - September 28th. After careful sorting and desteblirovaniya, grapes fermented at a controlled temperature for 11 days with daily remontazhem and delestazhem wort. Different varieties are fermented separately to maximize the preservation of individual characteristics and features. While Tempranillo fermented in stainless steel vats, Cabernet Sauvignon and Graziano amenable to fermentation in wooden vats. The wine is aged 20 months in new 225-liter French oak barrels Allier, and then another 12 months in bottle. Thanks to Slow wine enriched with elegant notes of spice and oak, gets intense harmonious character and a long complex finish. Wine "Dalmau" 2009 has at least ten years of aging potential and will be at the peak of its maturity in the period from 2013 to 2041. If desired, this elegant wine can be consumed now, previously decanted for a few minutes before serving.

Producer's description

The Marquis de Murreta - the famous Spanish wine house, known not only in his homeland, but also far beyond its borders. The company is named after Luciano Murreta, Marques de Murreta, which is considered the "father" of modern winemaking Rioja. After a working service in the Spanish army the king gave him the estate and land in the southeast Logrango where Luciano in 1872 planted the famous vineyards around the beautiful manor Ygay. After spending three years in Bordeaux on duty, he learned much about the newest technologies of French wine, which then began to implement on their own winery. Luciano Murreta a lot of experimenting with the aging of wine in oak barrels, and the first successful by their red wines once were exported to Cuba, where they received a huge success. This recognition inspired Marquis, and he enthusiastically continued his work. After a while his guilt went to Paris, where in 1878 and in 1879 won one gold and two silver medals, surprising thus experienced French winemakers.

Today the family business operates an ambitious and dynamic young Count Vicente Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Earl Creixell. Father Earl bought the winery in 1983, investing a lot of money there to revitalize the business. After the untimely death of his in 1996, the company moved to Vincent. In his 25 years with the confidence he went to work, got a new team and began to create a modern, elegant wine with its own unique style. Thus began the "new era" in the history of the brand Marques de Murrieta, whose basic philosophy is to strive for quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.

Winery company located in the southern part of the Rioja Alta, here is a beautiful and unique manor Ygay Canaja vineyard area of ​​300 hectares. Eighty percent of the area of ​​vineyards planted with varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura (Macabeo), as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Own vineyard winery ensures complete control over the quality of the harvested crop and is the key to the unique style of wine Marques de Murrieta. In the old cellar of the winery, dating from the 1872 year, the best wines are aged in 225-liter oak barrels under the strict supervision of the winemaker Maria Vargas. Under her leadership, created such great red wines of Rioja as Marques de Murrieta Reserva, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva, Dalmau and two white wines Capellania Reserva and Albarino Pazo Barrantes.


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