Marques de Murrieta Dalmau Reserva 2017
Region: Rioja, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 80% Tempranillo 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Graciano
Dalmau has a complex nose, with aromas of wild fruits and dark chocolate, combined with creamy, spicy aromas following ageing in new French oak barrels.
A selection of the best fruit available from the old vines 9-hectare (22-acre) Canajas vineyard, located at 465 meters above sea level, within our 300-hectare Ygay Estate, in Rioja Alta. Its soil is mainly iron-clay, with a stony topsoil, wich favours an optimal ripening. We select bunches with small berries, in order to limit production up to 1 kilogram per vine
Established in 1852, Murrieta is one of the oldest and most respected bodegas in Rioja Alta. Their wines are concentrated and long-lived and some, like “Castillo Ygay”, have become legendary amongst wine-lovers. Marqués de Murrieta has not stood back and stagnated however; their 300 hectare estate produces Dalmau – a blend which represents an avant-garde expression of their terroir.