Wine Muga, Reserva, Rioja DOC, 2011
The wine is dark bright cherry color with light purple highlights.
The taste of wine is young, but promising, very juicy, fleshy, elegant, well structured with a fine acidity and mineral nuances.
In the aromatic bouquet of wine contains tones of red and black fruits (blackberries, wild plums), which are complemented by subtle hints of leather, oak, black pepper nuances of caramel, vanilla, toast and cloves.
The wine goes well with lamb chops, chicken livers, fried eggplant with tomato and basil, red meat and game, cheeses.
Muga, Reserve, 2010 - Spanish dry red wine made by traditional technology. It refers to the rare class wines - "Red Rioja blend." Harvest delivered to the winery in small boxes to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Fermentation in wooden vats without temperature control passes to the natural yeast. Maceration can last up to two to three weeks. Over 6 months wine stand in oak barrels. Then aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months. At the end of the wine is clarified with egg white, and then kept pouring another year in the bottle. The wine has excellent potential storage and value for money.
Muga Winery was founded in 1932 by a hereditary riohskim winemaker Isaac Muga (Isaac Muga). In 1926, Moog received a certificate for the production of wine, and in 1932 began working in his winery. He acquired a small cellar for aging wine in the best part of the Rioja region. A small area of the cellar is not allowed to place a large number of barrels for aging wines. Moog began production mainly young riohskih wines. In 1960 he acquired a large old building, which today remains a part of the extensive cellars Muga.
The company's headquarters is located in today Muga Rioja Alta region, on the outskirts of the town of Haro. In the late 1980s, the company began to develop new wine, taking into account the international market. Began production of full-bodied and powerful wines, but the elegance and complexity that have always distinguished wine Muga, survived. The first of these was the wine "Torre Muga" harvest in 1991. This wine has received extraordinary success in the domestic market and abroad. New "Torre Muga", which has an even more complex character, came out in 1994. Each year the wine "Torre Muga" improved. The quality of each new wine grew steadily, and the selection of grapes became more thorough and rigorous. In 1998, to increase the capacity of wines were purchased several old vineyards. Constantly improving the production of wine, Muga has a strict selection of grapes, selecting only the best bunches, resulting in volumes of grape used greatly reduced, and the size of the barrels for fermentation became too large. Therefore, part of the former winery changed into smaller containers for processing small amounts of grapes of the highest quality. Small drums began to use in 1999. During the harvest of 2000, the first time ever, each component of a blend of wines "Torre Muga" fermented separately. The result of this experience was awesome - a variety of shades of fragrant wine hit.
Vineyards Muga farm located on the southern slopes of the hills in the region of La Rioja Alta and cover an area of about 60 hectares. In processing the vineyards are used only organic fertilizers. Rioja - Wine Region, where only traditional cultivated grapes. For red wines grown Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuela and Garnacha, and for white - Garnacha Blanca, Viura, Malvasia. In Rioja - sunny and moderately dry climate, so the grapes reach full maturity with confidence. Crop harvested in small plastic containers, so the berries are delivered to the winery without damage. Grapes are carefully sorted before compression. Winery preserved traditional methods of winemaking. All stages of vinification take place in oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels with a capacity of 18,000 liters each, and endurance - in 225-liter barriques of French and American oak. Fermented wine by using only natural yeasts and without temperature control. During exposure wine is poured from one barrel to another without pumps. This is done every 4 months to aerate the wine and separating the precipitate. Cleaning the wine after aging only egg whites. At bottling the wine is not filtered.