Murua sits on a small hill just outside the town of Elciego, an area historically dedicated to crafting top quality estate wines. The vineyards are divided into 8 plots, mainly planted with red grape varietals (Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo). In order to achieve the best possible expression of the different soils in the estate, special attention is paid to factors such as soil composition and structure, and the orientation and sun exposure of the grape clusters.
The grapes used for the M de Murua wine are an exclusive selection from the oldest vineyards of Bodega Murua in the Elciego area, Álava. The age of these vineyards is between 63 and 70 years and the yields are 3,000 kg/ha. and 1,700 kg/ha. respectively. It is an exclusive limited edition wine: < 4,000 bottles. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Forest strawberry color with bright cherry rims. The first impression on the nose is elegance and then its power is distinguished. The aroma gradually reveals itself leaving an important role to the red fruits after a while. Entry into the mouth with great finesse, great volume and power. The freshness of French oak associated with raspberries and currants of the Tempranillo variety is appreciated. The wine has an intense and lasting flavor, a perfect balance between the structure of the wood and the liveliness of the red fruits, its acidity is precise. After a while, the floral notes that mark the special elegance of the great Rioja Alavesa wines also appear.
Recommended serving temperature: 15-16°C