Murua Aclys Crianza Rioja DOCa 2013

$258.00 $239.40 (per Case)

Price per Bottle: $19.95

Murua stands on a gentle hill in Elciego, enveloped by the historic vineyards which surround this traditional bodega. Silence, darkness and the slow passage of time permeate the cellars where its classic, elegant wines are made; genuine treasures that are painstakingly fashioned from the terroir through to the bottle.

Murua’s vineyards are planted with many different varietals; however, Tempranillo, the star of Rioja, dominates notably. Murua’s Aclys Crianza is comprised of 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, and 2% Mazuelo.

Tempranillo is the varietal of excellence of the D.O.Ca. Rioja, occupying 75% of the vineyards. It is used to produce both young wines and aged crianza wines, due to its great potential for ageing in oak casks. It produces wines with an intense and stable colour, with soft aromas of roses and liquorice, is smooth in the mouth and has moderate acidity.

Graciano is a very popular varietal in Rioja and Navarra but rare in other regions. It perfectly complements Tempranillo grapes, proves an exceptional varietal for elaborating aged crianza wines, and produces a deep red wine with high acidity and intense fresh fruit and woody aromas.

Mazuelo is a grape which holds a long tradition in Rioja but at present only occupies 3% of the total planted surface. It makes wines with a stable colour, high acidity and abundant tannins, making it ideal for aging and so, an ideal companion for Tempranillo. A special feature of this varietal is its scarce but powerful aromas.

Aclys Crianza has a rich, ruby red colour. The nose has delicate aromas with notes of red fruit combined with American oak nuances. Palate has a long aftertaste with elegant, integrated tannins.

  • Bottles per Case: 12
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Rioja
  • Varietal(s): Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
  • Winery: Bodegas Murua
Category: Product ID: 703

In the Masaveu Family, the wine making tradition goes back to the times of Federico Masaveu Ripoll, who in the mid-nineteenth century built his own winery in Castellar del Vallès (Barcelona), where the family is originally from.

One century later, the Masaveu Family decided to retrieve the wine making vocation which their ancestors had initiated so many years ago. And so, in 1974 they purchased Bodegas Murua, in Elciego, a town dedicated, and historically linked to vine growing, and home to small, family run wine producers and medium to large wineries alike. Due to the high quality of the wines that are produced there, it is currently one of the most famed towns in the Rioja Alavesa.

Since the beginning, Murua has endeavoured to produce premium quality wines with the fruits from its own vineyards, which cover a total of 110 hectares. The winery installations were built with this in mind, and in such a way as to manually receive and select the grapes after the harvest, and to facilitate the elaboration and ageing of the wines in optimum conditions.


Production Details:

  • Winery Website: Bodegas Murua
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Vineyard Yield: 5 quintales/hectare
  • Vineyard notes: 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. The clay-limestone soil rises 450m above sea level and the mild Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influences, form a unique terroir which permits the production of elegant
    and classical wines. The fact that the mainly Tempranillo vines were planted around 45 years ago, adds vigour and refinement to its wines, while the younger plants offer an aromatic, fruity and floral richness.
  • Fermentation: Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature between 25°-29°C. Further maceration for 14 days.
  • Aging: 18 months in 3 year 225 litre American oak Bordeaux barrels. Clarification by natural decanting. Subsequent filtration through cartridge filters with a pore size of 0.8 microns. Additional time in bottle.
  • Barrel Info: American oak Bordeaux barrels
  • Time in Barrel: 18
  • Best Consumed: Drink now or cellar until end of 2023

Food Pairing

Great food wine: red meats, pork, hearty vegetable stews, bluefish & other gamefish.


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