Veguin de Murua Gran Reserva 2012Bodegas Murua
Winery: Bodegas Murua
Denomination of Origin: Rioja
Varietal: 96% Tempranillo, 2% Graciano, 2% Mazuelo
Ageing: Aged 25 months in French and American oak
Format: Cork top, 750ML, Red Wine
Wine: This gem of a wine is from Rioja DOCa and is aged 25 months in French and American oak barrels. A fresh and powerful wine with pleasant balsamic, tobacco, minty and spicy tertiary notes. On the palate, it’s toasty with notes of chocolate and hints of minerality. The balance between the fruit and the tertiary aromas is surprising. Long mid-palate with good acidity. Overall, very complete and balanced. In order to achieve the full potential of the wine, we strongly recommend decanting this wine and allowing it to breathe in the glass. So while it may be tempting to drink straight away, it’s worth the wait to allow the wine to first open up!
The grapes used to make Veguín de Murua have been carefully selected from very old vines, some of which are almost one hundred years old. They are situated in Bodegas Murua’s best plots, at the foot of the Sierra Cantabria Mountains. Due to this peculiarity, production is limited. The grapes are all hand-picked by professional grape pickers who reject the faulty (or unripe) fruit. Later, at the winery, the selection process is completed on sorting tables. Veguín Gran reserva is crafted in limited editions and only with exceptional vintages.
The 2010 vintage was described as excellent, with a very favorable climate, which allowed it to maintain a good vegetative and sanitary state of the vineyard until the end of the cycle. 2010 was very balanced, providing both ripeness and acidity, which created the perfect conditions to produce powerful yet elegant and fresh wines with and excellent ageing potential.