Bodegas Muga, Tempranillo, Rioja Reserva, Spain 2018
Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo, and Graciano
The Muga Reserva is a bright, ruby-red color, with medium depth and a garnet tinged rim. Complex and rich aromas and flavor profile of blackcurrant, blueberry, and cherry. Spicy nuances. Balanced and elegant, with perfectly integrated acidity and smooth tannins. The finish is very long and fruity. Bottled unfiltered and exhibiting a smoky, spicy edge.
Perfect to be drunk now but thanks to its great balance and structure it can be kept in the bottle for several more years.
Harvested by hand; fermentation with indigenous yeast in wooden vats. Aged for 24 months in oak casks. The wood is sourced in a proportion of 80% French oak and 20% American. The wine is then left to develop in cellar for a minimum of 12 months before release for sale.