2009 Muga Rioja Seleccion Especial
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JS 93

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James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2015
Very ripe aromas of dried fruits, figs and berries. Full-bodied, soft and silky. Beautiful juicy fruit. It's long and balanced for the vintage. Six months in new French oak and then 24 months in old French and American... Very ripe aromas of dried fruits, figs and berries. Full-bodied, soft and silky. Beautiful juicy fruit. It's long and balanced for the vintage. Six months in new French oak and then 24 months in old French and American oak barrels. One and a half years in bottle.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2009

Winery

Muga

Bodegas Muga is a family-owned Spanish winery founded in 1932 and based in Haro in the Rioja region. The vineyards are located on the foot of the Montes Obarenses within Rioja Alta and benefit from Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental climatic influences.

Bodegas Muga owns 620 acres of vineyards but also has control over 370 acres owned by vine growers in the area. The soil is mostly clay and limestone divided into small terroirs, each with its own unique and defined personality. The grape varieties are Tempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano for the red wines, Viura (Macabeo) and Malvasia for the whites.

Bodegas Muga has four fermentation rooms containing 90 wooden casks with capacities ranging from three thousand to fifteen thousand kilos. This enables them to make different wines depending on the fruit quality and the vineyards they come from. Traditional methods are followed, using oak throughout all the wine-making process (fermentation, aging and storage). Bodegas Muga is one of the very few Spanish wineries that employ three coopers plus a "cubero" (who specializes in the big casks). Fining (clarification) is done using traditional egg whites in oak containers with capacity for 17,500 liters.