Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta

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Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta is a Spanish winery, located in the Rioja region, near Logrono. The winery was founded in 1852 by Peruvian-born Luciano de Murrieta y Garcia-Lemoine, and was the first Rioja estate to export its wines.[1][2] In 1872, he purchased the Castillo Ygay estate, where the wines are produced today.[3] The firm was purchased in 1983 by Vicente Cebrián Sagarriga, and since his death has been run by his son, Vicente Dalmau Cebriàn.[2][4] The chief winemaker is María Vargas.[5]

Jancis Robinson has described Marqués de Murrieta as belonging to "the Rioja aristocracy", along with La Rioja Alta, CVNE, López de Heredia, Muga and Marqués de Riscal.[6] Karen MacNeil described it as "one of the oldest and most prestigious bodegas in Rioja".[7]

The estate's most well-known wine is its Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, but it is also known as one of the few Rioja producers to still make traditional oak-aged white wines.[8][3] Its "Dalmau" Reserva release contains a proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged in French barriques.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brook, Stephen (24 July 2016). "Wine Legend: Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1925".
  2. ^ a b "Marques de Murrieta". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ a b Jeffs, Julian (2006). The Wines of Spain. Hachette.
  4. ^ "Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja, Spain". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  5. ^ "The World's Most Influential Women in Wine". 8 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  6. ^ Robinson, Jancis. "Rioja". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  7. ^ MacNeil, Karen (2001). The Wine Bible. Workman. p. 417.
  8. ^ Moore, Victoria (29 March 2008). "Rioja". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 August 2012.

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