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Marqués de Murrieta Score Highly in Tim Atkin MW’s Rioja Report

Marqués de Murrieta Score Highly in Tim Atkin MW’s Rioja Report

We are delighted to announce that Tim Atkin MW has awarded the Marqués de Murrieta range high scores in his Rioja Report 2018.

Established in 1852 by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, this historic bodega was the first of the famous Rioja houses to be established and is still in existence today. The bodega is run by Vicente Dalmau who has revolutionised the entire estate, investing significantly in the vineyards and winery. The emphasis is very much quality focused, with low yields in the vineyard and limited production in the winery. These are truly hand-made, world-class wines from the oldest family owned estate in Rioja.

The 2009 vintage of Marqués de Murrieta’s flagship wine, Castillo Ygay, has been awarded an outstanding 97 points, while the Gran Reserva 2011 and Dalmau 2013 have scored an impressive 96.

Tim scored the winery’s red and white “Reserva” styles with 94 points, and the recently released Primeur Rosé, made from free run juice from Mazuelo grapes grown in Castillo Ygay’s La Plana vineyard, 91.

Contact Christine Allen to find out more about these high scoring wines.

 

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