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Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa

Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa
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Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Muriel
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.0%
Red wine Crianza. 12 months in American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Muriel
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa

Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa is a white wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by Bodegas Muriel. This is a monovarietal of Tempranillo, the grape of excellence from La Rioja.

Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa originates from vines with an average age of 20 years old. The vines are planted at 400-700 meters above sea level and are cultivated using the goblet-pruning system, a traditional method.

The climate is Mediterranean but moderate thanks to the presence of Sierra de Cantabria and the presence of the Cantábrico Sea.

After the harvest, the grape for Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa is fermented and macerated for 15 days in stainless steel containers. During this process there are daily pump overs to obtain a better extraction of colour.

Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa ferments malolactically in containers and is racked twice before being aged for twelve months in 225 litre American barrels.

Before being bottles, Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa is treated with egg white.

The wine group Bodegas Muriel, established in 1926, the date when José Murúa Villaverde started his first winery. Several generations later, today his son Julián Murúa and his son Javier run the business.

Serve at 18.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Semi-mature Cheese, Soft cheese, Small game, Game birds, Aperitif

Tasting notes Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
Sight Very bright cherry red. Nose Notes from the ageing process like vanilla and coconut combined with ripe red fruits and liquorice. Taste Wide and elegant. Persistent and pleasant finish.
Sight Bright cherry coloured. Nose

The nose shows aromas of aging such as vanilla, coconut, roasted notes, accompanied by notes of ripe berries and liquorice.

Taste

The palate is elegant and broad. Aftertaste persistent and pleasant.

Sight Cherry red. Nose Highly refined nuances on the nose. Hints of red fruit, vanilla, coconut and roasted notes. Taste A broad and persistent palate.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 88
  • Atkin 89

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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    27/06/20 Muriel Crianza Fincas de la Villa 2016 Rich, full bodied crianza with nice vanilla notes
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    Bodegas Muriel was founded in 1926 by José Murúa Villaverde in Elciego, one of the most famous and appreciated hubs of the Rioja Alavesa.
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