90% Viura, 10% Malvasía and some White Garnacha
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."
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