Bodegas Muga, 'Rosado' Rosé, Rioja, Spain, 2021
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Overview of the Wine
Bodegas Muga is a family firm founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño. The first wines were made in an underground cellar, until in 1968 they decided to set up their own winery in a beautiful old 19th-century town-house situated in the city of Haro. The Bodegas Muga outstanding feature is that it always uses the finest materials, combining tradition with the latest advances in winemaking so as always to give its wines the very best quality without losing authenticity. Indeed, it is the only wine cellar in Spain which employs its own master cooper and coopers, who make all the vats for the cellar as well as the oak casks. The winery remains true to traditional winemaking methods such as racking the casks by gravity and fining the wine with fresh egg whites. Bodegas Muga has succeeded in combining the purest family tradition with an updated vision of the future which has allowed them to preserve their own personality and character.
Grape / Blend
60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A beautiful pale pink Provençal colour. A very pretty nose of flowers, especially rose petals and almonds. Fruit aromas come through well too, red berry fruits, wild strawberries together with some creamy vanilla notes. On the palate, there's a soft full attack, quite succulent followed by lovely acidity that balances out the first impressions of sweetness. The wine then develops beautifully with a tangy, refreshing finish. A nicely balanced rosé with surprising complexity.
Ideal with seafood, pasta, rice dishes, and salads.
92 Points - James Suckling
This is a pretty rosé with sliced cherry, orange peel and peach. Medium body and very bright, with fresh acidity and graphite and mineral undertones. Jazzy acidity. 60% grenache, the rest viura. Co-fermented.
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The pink 2021 Rosado was produced mostly with Garnacha and some Viura that fermented in small oak vats and was kept with the lees that were worked for 16 weeks. It's pale, subtle and fresh in this approachable and cool vintage. It's floral, elegant and precise, with a faint bitter twist in the finish. 2021 is a very good vintage for whites and rosés. 301,200 bottles produced. It was bottled at different times from one single master blend.
Product Size: 750ml