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2018 Muga Rioja Blanco

2018 Muga Rioja Blanco

91 Points John Caro
2018 Muga Rioja Blanco
91 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. Hardly 'oaky' though, it is 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 2018 vintage

"Pale yellow in colour with greenish glints denoting its youthfulness and freshness. A clean nose with intense, complex aromas of white blossom, American lime citrus notes and slight toasted nuances coming through from the oak. On the palate, it can be defined as a fresh wine with good acidity, a silky texture and reminders of fruit such as pears. A perfect match for vegetable dishes, rice, fish and tapas."

91/100 Vinous, Josh Reynolds (2017 vintage)

"(raised in two- and three-year-old French oak barrels of varying size) Pale green-hued yellow. Vibrant and sharply focused on the nose, displaying fresh Meyer lemon, pear and melon scents and a bracing suggestion of dusty minerality. Shows good depth and sharp delineation in the mouth, offering sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a hint of florality. Closes long and silky, featuring repeating mineral and citrus fruit notes and strong tenacity."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viura

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2022

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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