James Suckling 94
“Fruit-focused red, with strong aromas of ripe blackberries, red plums and gently complex earthy and spicy notes. There’s energetic, ripe dark and red fruit on the palate. Silky and crisp with ﬁne tannins, giving a velvety and chalky texture. Upbeat and succulent ﬁnish. Drink or hold.” James Suckling, Aug. 2nd 2018
Denominacion de Origen - D.O.Ca. Rioja
Location - Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta
Varietal - 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano
Vineyards - Terrazas Ebro
Year(s) Planted - 1946-1986
Viticulture - Traditional Rioja viticulture. Organic, uncertified.
Soils - Soils are composed of alluvial calcareous clay.
Climate - Continental with Atlantic influences.
Winemaking - A pied de cuve is done to guarantee the quality of the indigenous fermentation in vats that are assembled by the winery's cooper. This is completely unique to Bodegas Muga. The wines are macerated and ferment in these vats and are transferred to barrels assembled at the winery for ageing.
Ageing - 26 months in barrels with French oak chosen and assembled into barrels by Muga’s cooper. 12 months in bottle after egg white fining.
Comments - Muga Selección Especial is the result of a selection of the finest grapes and finest wine produced of a “Reserva” classification at the winery. Bodegas Muga is one of the most traditional and important Rioja wineries, and the only winery in Spain with their own master cooper.
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Wines that are born from inspiration and authenticity.
In Muga, we always use the finest materials and are open to new techniques that provide greater quality without losing authenticity.
To produce each of our wines, we continue opting for traditional procedures:
Through the natural process of fining, we eliminate the suspended particles that appear in the wine.
We carry out the decanting by the traditional method of gravity.
We are the only cellar in Spain with a master cooper and three in-house barrel-makers.