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Characteristics of Muga Rosado
Muga Rosado is a rosé wine by Bodegas Muga in DO La Rioja. Located in the town of Haro, one of the towns with the highest concentration of wineries in the world, Bodegas Muga is one of the historic cellars of La Rioja.
They began making wine in 1932, when Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño married. Muga Rosado is made from a blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Viura, typical varieties of La Rioja, from vineyards planted up to 480 metres above sea level on clay-limestone soils, with a climate marked by Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean influences.
Once in the winery, the grapes are selected, destemmed and macerated for 12 hours before fermentation takes place in wooden tanks of about 2000 litres for 20-25 days at a controlled temperature of 18 degrees.
Once the fermentation has occurred, Muga Rosado rests for two months with its lees. After this, it is stabilised cold, filtered and bottled, ready to go to market. Muga Rosado is between rosé wine amongst rosés. Each wine vintage after the next delights its fans. And there are many.
Serve at 10ºC
Pickled food, White meat, Goat cheese, Vegetables, Risottos, Sushi, Steak tartare, Rice with meat, Poultry, Complex salads, Blue fish
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with scarce rainfall, spring started with a lot of rain, which favoured the growth cycle of the vine. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in great, healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is defined by a voluminous vintage that can be enjoyed from its youth.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Qa Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
SightA lovely salmon-pink. Very clean and bright, with good intensity.Nose
There is a clean and complex nose. Great prominence of fruit such as cherry, peach, apple, pineapple and peach with light floral aromas.
We also find a nice presence of pastries and yeast from working with the lees.TasteThe taste is fresh, sweet and intense. It has a soft step, with good acidity. Memories of citrus. Long and pleasant aftertaste with floral notes.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
SightPretty pale salmon colour with steely edges. Very clean and very bright.NoseA clean, honest and direct nose. Intense aromas of fresh and acidic fruit. Red fruit, yellow stone fruit and even tropical fruit (passion fruit, pineapple) mixed with delicate floral aromas. Surprising background with hints of bakery goods and yeast.TasteAppetising and fresh attack. Agile, smooth and dry on the palate, with a high, aromatic acidity, very well integrated, and a high concentration of fruit. Long finish, medium persitence, releasing floral and fruity aromas at retro-olfaction.
SightClean, pale and very bright salmon colour. Almost crystalline.NoseIts intense notes of fresh and acid fruits, including red fruits, some stone fruits such as peaches and some exotic fruit such as passion fruit, are mixed with its delicate floral aromas. Amazing background of wooden notes.TasteVery pleasant, fresh and light Rioja rosé wine. It shows a good attack with the aromas felt on the nose which are present from the fist sip. Its aromas are intense and mellow. Soft and dry mid palate, with a very good and balanced acidity. Long finish, which leaves floral and some very ripe fruit aromas.
SightVery bright and clean pale salmon colour.NoseIts soft aromas of fresh red fruit are displayed on a good background of exotic and stone fruits. Very subtle spicy hints.TasteVery nice wine with a wide and fresh attack and a soft and dry mid palate. Its notes of fruit are moderate and accurate. It has a good acidity and a very long finish.
SightIntense salmon color, with hints of strawberry. Clean and bright.NoseHighlighted aromas of very fresh red fruit, apple green and a point of citrus.TasteAppears again in the mouth fresh red fruit, citrus, herbal notes and apple. Good acidity, with a very fresh run, gliceric. Long finish.
Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
Muga is one of those few wineries in Rioja that has managed to combine the most absolute family tradition with a renewed vision of the future. This has allowed them to maintain the unique character and personality of their wines. In addition, it is one of the few wineries in La Rioja that uses oak wood from its own cooperage in all the stages of the production and the ageing processes. An exemplary winery, and one of the most prestigious ones in La Rioja. Since the very beginning, harvest after harvest, it makes wine with the family seal: “Muga style”.