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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

Light pink in color, it has a lovely floral and red fruit perfume leading to a lively wine with good balance and a fruity finish.

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    lacking complexity, thin cranberry juice

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 80/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05