Muga Reserva Selección Especial 200975cl
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|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2009 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo|
Description of Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2009
Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2009 (Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)
TASTING NOTES :
- View: Muga Selección Especial 2009 is intense and brilliant dark ruby colour with garnet rim . Layer is high and slow and dense tears .
- Nose: high intensity, complex and elegant . Highlights a fragrant, evocative and expressive ripe red fruit, accompanied by a wide range of sweet and hot spices . When opened, smoky, intense memories toasted animals.
- Mouth: An elegant wine and long . Check- wide and warm. Of course tasty, silky, aromatic . Balanced, with balanced tannins and refreshing acidity and integrated . Long and persistent finish leaves a pleasant aftertaste spicy and balsamic . An elegant wine, seductive, round.
ALCOHOL: 14 %
PAIRING: White meat, pork roast, lamb roast, stew, Roasts, Game birds, Game animals
TEMPERATURE: 18 ° C
METHOD: Following traditional procedures and after the stripping hand, the raisin to American oak casks where they remain six months and carry out the fermentation and maceration . Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels ( 80 % ) and American ( 20 % ) is racked by gravity and newspapers. Clarification with albumin. Rest a minimum of 12 months in the bottle.
GRAPES : Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Graciano Mazuela
CELLAR: Bodegas Muga
How to serve
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
The 2009 Seleccion Especial is sourced from the same blend of 70% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho (they use the masculine form of the name here), 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo as the Reserva and also from the same zone in the confluence of the Oja and Ebro rivers selected from the geologically older plots, usually in higher terraces where the vines are at least 30 years old. Fermentation is carried out in oak vats and aged in barriques for twenty eight months, initially in new barrels and then transferred to used ones. This is more backward and closed than the Reserva, with a more subtle and elegant nose, a tighter palate, with fine-grained tannins, pungent flavors and great acidity and length. The Reserva’s big brother. 240,000 bottles produced. Drink 2015-2024. I think the Muga family wines have been going from strength to strength and they are offering superbly-crafted wines from their cellars in the Barrio de la Estacion in Haro. I’ve seen a big change in Prado Enea starting with the 2004 vintage. As it happens, some of their wines are selling faster than they are produced (as they are not necessarily offered in every vintage) and they had no Prado Enea to show. The next vintage will be 2006, but there will be none in 2007 or 2008 and they need to fill the gap until the 2009 is released. The vintage of Torre Muga and Aro on the market is already 2010. There’s no stainless steel whatsoever at Muga, they have kept true to their beliefs, and all their wines are fermented in oak vats of different sizes. The winery has its own cooperage to mend these old vats and build their own barrels. I spoke to winemaker Jorge Muga during the harvest and he told me 2013 is a very difficult year, the most difficult he remembers ever. Mind you, he’s a young guy.View more
Reviews of Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2009
Cherry red colour. Toasty aromas. On the palate was quite thick.
Intense ruby tone. Concentrated aroma of red fruit jam. Strong coffee flavour.