Red Wine Torre Muga 2016
Reserva red wine from Rioja, blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano aged for 18 months in oak.
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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.
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.
The red wine Torre Muga has a bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim.
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.
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.
Torre Muga 2014:
Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 94.
Torre Muga 2006:
Parker 93. Peñín 92. Enterwine 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|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|