OT: VS de Murúa 2011 Tempranillo

20150713_211622 An expressive and personal neoclassical style wine, VS (Viñedos Seleccionados) is the latest coupage from Bodegas Murua. The winery has remained true to its philosophy of creating artisan Rioja wines, yet with VS they were also seeking something new, inspiring a wine loaded with freshness and fruity nuances. VS continues in the same line that Bodegas Murua initiated with the high-expression wine M de Murua, in a bid to craft lively and fruity wines from their best plots. Murua VS is produced with a special selection of the native grape varieties Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, chosen for their high expression.

  • Winery: Bodegas Murua, S. A. (Masaveu Bodegas) Carretera de Laguardia, s/n – Elciego 01340 – Álava – Spain. Murua is situated on a small hill just outside Elciego (Álava), heading towards Laguardia. It has belonged to the Masaveu Family since 1974, and is a reference in Rioja Alavesa. Its wines, mostly aged Reservas and Grandes Reservas, are all product of their 110 hectares of vineyards, some of the vines are more than 60 years old.
  • Phone: +34 945 606260
  • Winemaker: Jesús Bauza & Laura Puente
  • Website: www.bodegasmurua.com  
  • Brand: VS de Murúa. VS stands for Viñedos Seleccionados
  • DO: DOC Rioja
  • Type: Estate red wine with16 months aging in French (10 %) and American (90 %) oak barrels.
  • Vintage:  2011
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Grape Variety: 92% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, and 3% Mazuelo. 
  • Vineyards:  Murua boasts 110 hectares of its own vineyards, most of which are situated around the winery in Elciego, however it also has plots in neighbouring towns such as Leza and Laguardia
  • Soil Type: Clay-limestone soil that rises 450 m above sea level. The area has a mild Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influences
  • Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
  • Price:  11.25€ (including VAT) at Masaveu Bodegas website
  • My wine rating: 93/100 (A wine of outstanding or superior quality) NEW!
  • The VS de Murua  2010 was first launched in 2013. This is the second vintage of an extraordinary wine at a very affordable price that I had the opportunity to taste recently. It was a lovely experience.

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