, , , , , , ,

Muga 2010 Selection Especial

Bodegas Muga 2010 Rioja Selección Especial Reserva

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 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 and traditional Rioja producers.

Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe fruit, smoke and fragrant spice notes. A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, and 3% Graciano from this top Haro producer. On the palate, cherry, raspberry and blackberry, with firm dry tannins, and smoky oak. The wine spent about 30 months in French and American oak, then 18 months in the bottle before release. On the finish a touch of vanilla spice and minerality with a lingering ending. Will continue to improve! Very Nice!