Red Wine Muga Crianza 2018

Crianza red wine from La Rioja. Traditional blend aged for 22 months in oak and for 9 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 22 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Muga
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Availability: In stock

€16.25
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The wine Muga Crianza is a all-time Rioja classic produced by Bodegas Muga. Despite its name, it could well be considered a Reserva because of its long ageing process.

This elegant Spanish red wine from La Rioja is a blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, plus a 10% of Mazuela (Carignan) & Graciano.

After the harvest, the grapes were destemmed, macerated, and fermented in wooden tanks using indigenous yeasts. Then this Crianza red wine was aged for 22 months in American and French oak barrels built in the winery's own cooperage.

Finally, Muga Crianza 2018 was clarified with egg whites and aged for a further 9 months prior to its commercial release.

Decant this red wine from La Rioja 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

Bright and clean, Muga Crianza is medium ruby with a purplish rim.

Nose

Clean and expressive, this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuela and Graciano carries loads of red fruit, a touch of aniseed and fennel, and some smokey and balsamic nuances, as well as hints of coffee, leather and toast.

Palate

This is a purebred Rioja Crianza. Smooth, long and detailed, with an excellent acidity and a nice balance between fruit and oak. This wine of Bodegas Muga has a delicate mineral background and a long finish with remembrances of toast and wild berries.

Our personal opinion This is an exemplary, utterly satisfying Rioja red wine. Just pop a bottle and enjoy Muga Crianza 2018.

OTHER VINTAGES

Muga Crianza 2017:

Enterwine 91. Parker 93. J.Suckling 93.

Muga Crianza 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Muga Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Muga Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Muga Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Muga Crianza 2012:

Parker 91. Peñín 91.

Muga Crianza 2011:

Peñín 90. Best Spanish Wine-Wein Wirschaft 2015.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 22
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha 20%, Mazuela 7%, Graciano 3%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
muga my love
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Exemplariness in wine. Perfectly ripe, crafted and aged.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
rioja girl
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An old favourite of mine. I adore this wine. It is subtle, spicy and nuanced.
Review by (Posted on 17 January 2018)
good muga
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This Rioja has all you would expect from a good red wine. Good aromas, stupendous palate, fresh and spicy and an intense finish.
Review by (Posted on 4 November 2017)
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