Red Wine Torre Muga 2016

Reserva red wine from Rioja, blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano aged for 18 months in oak.

Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Muga
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This premium Spanish red wine is one of the absolute classics of La Rioja. Indeed, Torre Muga embodies the best qualities of Spain's most important wine region.

The wine is produced by Bodegas Muga; one of the very few wineries in La Rioja that still builds its own oak barrels in the winery's cooperage.

The composition of this wine is 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo and 10% Graciano. These grapes constitute the DNA of classic Rioja.

After a meticulous harvest, they were destemmed and macerated for 3 weeks in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and no temperature control.

After that, Torre Muga 2016 was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.

Finally, the wine was clarified with egg whites and aged for some months in the bottle before its release.

Decant this Rioja red wine a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Torre Muga has a bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim.

Nose

An enchanting, superbly expressive Reserva red wine. Blackberry preserve, cocoa, vanilla and liquorice, combined with aromas of wild herbs, toast, Havanna cigars, cedar, clove, cinnamon and leather. This wine of Bodegas Muga is complex and everchanging.

Palate

Wow! This blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano from La Rioja has a fabulous finesse, a silky body and a judiciously bridled power. Pure notes of red and black fruit, nicely balanced with remembrances of herbs, flowers, dry earth and spices. Crisp, tense acidity, smooth tannins and extremely long finish with some herbal and toasted remembrances.

Our personal opinion

A wine which goes from strength to strength, Torre Muga 2016 is simply marvelous. Pair with game dishes, red meat or a high-quality white fish, such as a sea bass.

OTHER VINTAGES

Torre Muga 2014:

Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 94.

Torre Muga 2006:

Parker 93. Peñín 92. Enterwine 94.

 

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 75%, Mazuelo 15%, Graciano 10%.
Pairings Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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A towering wine. One of the world's great reds.
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