Bodegas Muga Reserva 2010
The 2010 Bodegas Muga Reserva displays shades of dark, yet bright ruby color with the purplish and glints as the eye moves towards the rim of the glass. On the nose, the wine exudes aromas of clearly-defined, very dominant red and black fruit. The most outstanding aspect of this vintage is the initial attack: juicy, meaty, dominant, mineral, structured elegant with light tannic appendices.
Blend: 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano.
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Showing its age now with the grilled-wood, meat and sultana highlights to the ripe fruit. It’s full-bodied with round, ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of ripe fruit. it develops beautifully in the glass and turns fresh and fruity. Subtle. Holding on nicely and showing that entry-level wine ages nicely. Drink now.
Bodegas Muga is a family firm founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño. The first wines were made in an underground cellar, until in 1968 they decided to set up their own winery in a beautiful old 19th-century town-house situated in the city of Haro. The Bodegas Muga outstanding feature is that it always uses the finest materials, combining tradition with the latest advances in winemaking so as always to give its wines the very best quality without losing authenticity. Indeed, it is the only wine cellar in Spain which employs its own master cooper and coopers, who make all the vats for the cellar as well as the oak casks. The winery remains true to traditional winemaking methods such as racking the casks by gravity and fining the wine with fresh egg whites. Bodegas Muga has succeeded in combining the purest family tradition with an updated vision of the future which has allowed them to preserve their own personality and character.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.