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Murua VS

Murua VS
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The innovation of a classic

Murua VS
Red wine Aged in wood. 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Mazuela,  Graciano,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Murua
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Aged in wood. 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Mazuela,  Graciano,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Murua
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Murua VS

Murua VS 2016 is a red wine made with the Mazuela, Graciano and Tempranillo varieties in the D.O.Ca. Rioja made by Murua.

Owned by the Maseveu winemaking family since 1974, the Murua winery is located in the town of Elciego (Álava). The family first bought it for their own enjoyment, however in 1998, José Masaveu Herrero turned it into a more professional operation that currently has 110 hectares of vineyards of different native varieties that are used to produce quality wines with their own personality.

The estate is divided into 8 vineyard sites that surround the winery. Specifically, the Murua VS grapes come from 25-year-old strains. Being planted in clay-calcareous soil and with a continental climate, they achieve a low yield of high quality.

Once the grapes reach the winery, Murua VS spontaneously ferments at a controlled temperature between 24 and 27ºC. Gentle pump-overs are then carried out. It macerates for 10 to 15 days. Finally, the wine is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (30%) and American oak barrels (70%).

Murua VS is a concentrated red wine that is typically Rioja in style but with an innovative touch.
Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Beef, Roasted red meats, Rice with meat

Tasting notes Murua VS

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.
Murua VS 2016 is elegant and persistent on the nose with notes of red fruits and thyme. On the palate it is soft, balanced and fresh, with a lingering finish.
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.
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.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.

Ratings

  • Peñin 92
  • Atkin 88
  • Peñin 90

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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  •  
    29/03/19 Murua VS 2016 Great wine, consistently of good quality. It has become my "house wine", to the delight of friends and family.
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    05/08/16 Murua vs 2011 Fantastic wine, full bodied, wonderful after taste. Will keep buying it until the stock has depleted .
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    23/11/18 Murua vs Magnum 2015 Best wine ever For real. Good with red meat. Preferably wild stock. ( Deer, haze, boar) drinkable soft with perfect after taste. Don't drink it to cold. Use air flow device ( decanteur) to air the wine and give it room temp. It is needed.
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