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2017 Muga Rioja Blanco

2017 Muga Rioja Blanco

90 Points John Caro
2017 Muga Rioja Blanco
90 Points John Caro

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A beautiful white Rioja, Muga reject 50% of their superb fruit for this high quality white. It is mostly the Viura grape (Macabeo) fermented on fine lees in new French oak. But is hardly 'oaky' and instead crisp and delicately fruited, floral and mineral. Perfect for aperitif or tapas, this is deliciousness in a glass and crazy for the money. Grab some before it goes.

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$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

90% Viura, 10% Malvasía and some White Garnacha

Its Origins

Bodega Muga was founded in Haro in 1932 and is still in family ownership; the company farms 250 hectares in La Rioja Alta and in addition has long-standing contracts with the owners of another 150 hectares. Located in the foothills of the Montes Obarenses, the five principal vineyards (El Estepal, La Loma, Blatracones, La Loma Alta, and Sajazarra) share clay and limestone soils, each with its own unique microclimate, informed by the happy coincidence of continental, Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. The extended Muga family controls all aspects of the production and advocates the complexity afforded by the entire canon of grapes, that is to say Tempranillo, of course for the red, but also Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano in addition to Viura and Malvasia for the whites.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2017 vintage

"A lemon-yellow coloured wine with green glints which reveal its youth. On the nose we find a clean, floral wine which is reminiscent of almond blossom, with citrus notes of American lime and faint underlying toasted nuances. On the palate the wine is fresh with very good acidity and a long finish, wrapping the mouth with reminders of white-fleshed Golden Delicious apples. Perfect match for vegetable dishes, rice, fish and shellfish, tapas…"

90/100 Vinous, Josh Reynolds (2015 vintage)

"(aged for three months on its lees in new French oak barrels before being moved into stainless steel tanks to rest before bottling) Vivid straw. Ripe citrus and pit fruits, jasmine, chalky minerals and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Concentrated and sharply focused, offering energetic orange, pear and toasted brioche flavors and an exotic suggestion of lemongrass. Densely packed yet lively; notes of fennel, honey and ginger build on the long, mineral-driven finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viura

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with MILD CHEESE
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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