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Marqués de Murrieta masterclass: DFWE NYC 2024

Head of Spain's historic, family-owned Marqués de Murrieta winery, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga led a crowded room through a masterclass of Castillo Ygay, one of Rioja's most iconic labels. Co-host Decanter’s Clive Pursehouse reports from the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC.

With a soaring view looking down on the island of Manhattan, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, presented his family’s iconic wines from the historic Marqués de Murrieta estate during the final masterclass of the 2024 Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC.

Dalmau explained that he was eager to share his family’s historic story and wines with Decanter’s US audience, and that the American market – New York and Miami in particular – is by far Marqués de Murrieta’s most important export market.

The masterclass and the wines on display told a story of three single vineyards within the revered Finca Ygay estate. Dalmau led attendees through an understanding of the terroir and growing conditions of these singular blocks within Ygay’s 300-hectare vineyard holdings.

Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of the eight wines tasted at the Marqués de Murrieta masterclass at DFWE NYC 2o24

DFWE NYC 2024: the Marqués de Murrieta masterclass wines

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