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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Bodegas Muga Blanco 2011
Bodegas Muga Blanco 2011
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International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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:

The weather conditions were positive for the aromatic expression of the wine, with hints of pears and ripe apples adorned with shrub land herbs and spices as well as pastries. It is only at the second level that the typical citrus and green apple character which has typified this wine in other years begins to appear. It is a pleasant wine to drink, thanks to its limited sharpness, giving a sensation of silky fullness. It coats the sides of the mouth and finishes with a canned peach and ripe pineapple aftertaste. In the retronasal phase the peach and ripe pineapple continue to be to the fore with reminders of lavender and thyme.

Blend: 90% Viura and 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.