Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Aro 2000
Tasting Elegant red colour with violet hues which hint at a well preserved youthfulness. In the aroma there is a subtle mingling of fruit nuances of ripe red berries with hints of spices. This aroma is intense, clean and subtle. On the palate it has lots of flavour, with an elegant attack, evolving into a meaty mouth-feel. Its powerful, though modulated tannins carry the wine onwards into a long, promising finish. A complex, supple, enjoyable wine with excellent potency. Bottling After the ageing the wine is lightly clarified and it is bottled without filtering. The cork used for ARO is one of the most expensive in the world. The cork selection has been a huge effort, in order to guarantee an exceptional closing and the best keeping. Ageing The barrels have been made in the winery for more than thirty years. As result of the control we have over all the manufacturing process, we can guarantee the maximum quality. This involves the following tasks: - Origin control: Bodegas Muga buys the wood from the origin. - Curing Control: We have outdoor drying yards. - Manufacturing Control: The winemaker inspects all the barrels to guarantee the absence of bubbles or other defects. - Toasting Control: It is one of the most important issues. An adequate toasting of the oak, made by experts and tailored to wines potentiality will contribute in a decisive way to the final quality. The oak we are using for comes from Tronçais forest, being exceptionally fine and the staves have been selected one by one. It is cured for two years. The toasting is not very intense but for a long time, which improves the oak influence. Time of ageing in oak is 18 months.
Bodegas Muga is a celebrated winery in the Railway District in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain. Moved to the present location in 1971 by the children of founder Isaac Muga Martinez, Muga Winery was been producing a variety of wines since its founding in 1932. Bodegas Muga currently is in control of one thousand acres of fertile wine growing land, and is one of the few wineries in the world that owns its own cooperage.