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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Bodegas Muga Blanco 2010
Bodegas Muga Blanco 2010
(search item no. 111217)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We can find clear examples of pears and apples, with both green and ripe nuances at once, white blossom which is hard to pin down and vague hints of honey and acacia. Since the grapes are from rather elderly viura vines, we can expect to find a strong mineral component which fills the mouth in length and fullness. The time spent in French oak is scarcely noticeable at the present time in the wine's evolution, perhaps disguised as a result of the powerful fruitiness, and at the most we can detect faint brush strokes of complex spices coming through.

Blend: 90% Viura, 10% Malvasia

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About Bodegas Muga:

The Muga wine cellars were founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez who originated from a family with strong ties to the winemaking industry. On the death of the founder in 1969, his children Manuel, Isabel and Isaac Muga Caño took over the reins.

Two years later in 1971, they moved their headquarters to their present location in the traditional Station District on the outskirts of Haro. Bodegas Muga has continued to grow as the years have passed but it has never lost the spirit or aptitude of a family-run company.

The winery controls every step of the viticultural and vinification process from the vineyards to making their own barrels and fermenting and aging the wine entirely in oak. Muga is one of only six estates in the world that owns its own cooperage and they import the oak directly from the United States and France. Bodegas Muga is one of the oldest, most elegant and traditional Rioja producers.