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Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado
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Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Rosé

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Chalky-clay and alluvial. After macerating for 12 hours with the skins the wine ferments at 18ºC for 20/25 days in small wooden vats with a capacity of around 2,000 litres. After two months in the wooden vats the wine is stabilised by cooling, filtered and bottled. Within the valley we use the slopes of the Obarenes mountains for growing the garnacha grapes we use in our red wines. These plots have good conditions for ripening thanks to their exposure to the sun, but in the case of the rosé wines we are more interested in the grapes planted on the opposite slope, more sheltered from the sun and much cooler so as to preserve better the notes of fresh, sharp fruit. A very light, bright colour – mainly pale orange-tinged salmon pink. In this harvest very fresh, tart fruit aromas return, dominating the whole sensorial profile of the wine. On the nose you mainly find the citrus and green apple aromas which are present throughout the wine’s passage through the mouth; in the aftertaste, the olfactory nuances are transformed into something finer and more complex, where you can discover, along with those noted previously, hints of apricot and faint reminders of pastries.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) 88 points Josh Raynolds (IWC): Bright pink. A complex bouquet displays scents of red berries, cherry, dried flowers, anise and baking spices. Pliant, silky red berry flavors display good depth and gentle sweetness, with a late note of fennel adding complexity. Finishes with good juicy persistence and lingering minerality... has the power to handle richer, grilled foods.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07