The Wines of Marqués de Murrieta

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If you are into Spanish wine, it is likely you are aware of the oldest Bodega in the Rioja. Founded in 1852, Marqués de Murrieta concentrates on making Reserva and Gran Reserva, each spending multiple years in large oak barrels. The Castillo de Ygay is their Gran Reserva, and is produced only in exceptional years. Incredibly, the current release of this wine is 30 years old! The 1978 vintage was not bottled until 1998, after spending 212 months in oak!

Join us as we sit with Vicente Dalmau, President of Marqués de Murrieta winery. Vicente (who is also the Conde de Creixell) discusses Tempranillo, La Rioja, and an exciting new property in the Rias Baixas area of Galicia, where they are producing Alberiño.

For more information on Marqués de Murrieta: www.marquesdemurrieta.com

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2 Responses to “The Wines of Marqués de Murrieta”


  1. 1 Brian Mar 4th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    An excellent overview of this winery, Rioja and the state of their wine business. My wife and I are traveling to Spain in April. We just added the Marqués de Murrieta winery to our list. Thanks for all the great work!

  1. 1 Thirst for Rioja » Rioja on the (internet) radio pingback on May 7th, 2008 at 5:58 am

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