Muga Blanco 201975cl
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Bodegas Muga, founded in 1931 in the town of Haro, is one of the leading bodegas in the highly acclaimed wine region of la Rioja Alta. They combine tradition with innovation, producing wines with a pronounced personality, where the influence of the terroir and climate is fully present.
Muga Blanco 2019 is a fresh and fruity blend of 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia. This white wine pairs fantastically with fish and rice dishes.
Description of Muga Blanco 2019
Muga Blanco 2019 (Garnacha blanca, Malvasía, Malvasia Bianca and Viura)
- View: straw-yellow, bright.
- Nose: Clean nose, complex aromas of herbs like fennel, citrus (lime) stone fruit (peach) and light toasted notes.
- Mouth: Fresh with good acidity, balanced, silky and very long aftertaste.
VINEYARD: chalky soil and alluvial clay of Rioja Alta.
AGEING: After light maceration of the skins with the must in the press, it is fermented in new, lightly toasted French oak casks. Once alcoholic fermentation is complete it spends a further three months in the casks with lees stirring twice per week to keep its fine lees in suspension in the wine, protecting it from oxygen and giving the wine a smoother mouth-feel and harmony. Before bottling it is stabilised by cooling.
METHOD: Handpicked in boxes of 200 kg. Choosing a selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with transfer to refrigerated truck. After a slight maceration of the skins with the must in the press, fermented in new French oak barrels from Nevers district with a slight tan.
WINE PAIRING: Grilled fish, smoked bluefish, and rice.
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Bodegas Muga is located in the historical Barrio de La Estación (railway station district) in Haro. The facilities (270,000 square foot) are two centuries old, built mainly of stone and oak. In fact, oak is paramount in the winery. There are 200 oak deposits as well as 14,000 barrels, made out of different types of oak ranging from French oak (Allier, Tronçais or Jupilles), American, Hungarian, Russian and even the small consignment of Spanish oak.More about the Winery
Reviews of Muga Blanco 2019
Of a light yellow colour. Clear aroma of grapefruit, lime and lemon. An oil-textured wine.
I tried it with appetizers before dinner.
I do not know the exact colour, it seemed a dark yellow type white. Clear hints of jasmine. A white wine who feels oily in the mouth.