Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 1995
This is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano. The grapes destined for Muga's exclusive Prado Enea are always the last to enter the winery, which means they are only picked after reaching an optimum maturity and ripeness. Fermentation is traditional with maceration lasting as long as 30 days in order to absorb all of the flavor and nuance from the grape skins and solids. Aged for 12 months in large wood barrels and a further 36 months in barrique. A beautiful and very complex Spanish red that wonderfully combines the old world and new world styles of winemaking.
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.
Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva
This offer up a very stinky, very Burgundian nose with a core of leather and spice notes gently backed with vanilla tones. High toned and with great intensity this adds expansive notes of reduced red berries. Opulent and layered in the mouth with black cherry fruit of almost syrupy quality. Lots of very fine tannins add support to the fruit and the superbly integrated acidity keeps everything fresh. This is very youthful and absolutely delicious. 2008-2016