Red wine from Bodegas Muga (D.O Rioja) made with the varieties Tempranillo y Graciano (70% Tempranillo y 30% Graciano) the vineyards planted in calcareous clay soil and alluvial.
The fermentation always occurs naturally and spontaneously. The grapes ferment in wooden tanks without temperature control with indigenous yeasts . The maceration is variable but can last up to two or three weeks. The total stay of this wine in oak for 24 months of which 18 are in new French oak barrels and the rest in oak tanks . After raising a slight clarification it is made with fresh egg white .
Intense cherry red , closed within practically opaque ; purple tones. boyish , very little changed . Feelings of concentration and deep, with many just pointed nuances that will develop in the coming years . They dominate fruity sensations , with hints of red fruit and ripe small berries (blackberry, currant , wild strawberries) , floral (violet petals dried) and minerals (graphite , iron) ; spicy notes breeding (evokes the spice: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice) but with very discrete wood (are the feelings of barrel aging but not the barrel), background ink . Powerful, great.
Powerful structure in the mouth, with body and firm tannins of great quality, superb acidity. It gives solid feel seamless and aggressive ends, solid , with a balance that provides fresh feeling . Tasty and full , with large and complex hints of fruit , minerals , spices and flavorings ink mouth (reproduces the sensations of the nose, but perhaps even more sharp and crisp) and a long , large and elegant aftertaste.
It is in the early stages of his life, with much vigor noble force but already shows great elegance and a rare balance in red this profile. big red without mental reservation , to fight anybody in the world.
Bodegas Muga, In its nearly 25,000 square meters everything revolves around the oak. The winery has four rooms fermentation with 90 wooden vats with capacities ranging from 3,000 to 15,000 kilos capacity. Thanks to this wide range of possibilities can be individually vinified grapes according to their quality and vineyard of origin . Bodegas Muga is one of the few Spanish wineries that has its own cooperage. Three Coopers are responsible for working wood oak .
The vineyards of Bodegas Muga -The Estepal, La Loma, Baltracones, Sajazarra-,are nestled in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes , in full Rioja Alta, where they enjoy a peculiar climate. The unique geography and orientation of the slopes and its location at the crossroads of the surrounding climates -Mediterranean, Atlantic and continental, combine harmoniously to create a suitable climate space for grapes .
This welter of climatic and soil influences define a long vegetative cycle in which the grape and all its components play a delicate, long and complex maturation. No doubt this explains the high appreciation of this wine region. Here Bodegas Muga owns 200 hectares of vineyards , but controls up to 150 more from other farmers. In these lands varieties such as Tempranillo (which is the essence of red wines), Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano , Viura and Malvasia and for whites they are grown.