Bodegas Muga

Rioja Blanco

2021
Rioja
Spain
Say It
Bo-DAY-gas MOO-ga Ree-YO-ha BLAN-co
Varietals
Viura, Malvasia, Grenache Blanc
$20
Flavors
Lemon Lemon
Pear Pear
Honeysuckle Honeysuckle
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 1 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
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Tasting Notes
A Balance and Finesse wine with layered flavors of meyer lemon, pear, and honeysuckle, along with an attractive vein of minerality and a spicy white pepper finish.
COLOR
Green Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Viura, Malvasia, Grenache Blanc
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Why this wine made the cut…
Uncommon flavor, at common pricing.
Rioja, Spain
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Viura
VEE-You-Ra
Malvasia
Grenache Blanc
Gre-NASH BLON
In warm areas, Grenache Blanc makes rich wines, and is often blended with more crisp varietals for balance. That said, it is at its best when grown at higher elevations, keeping the acid and sugar and balancing roundness with fresh acidity and minerality.
Country / State
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Bodegas Muga
Vintage
2021
Bodegas Muga's VineyardsBodegas Muga's Vineyards

Bodegas Muga

Rioja, spain

Bodegas Muga was founded in 1932 by the Muga family in Rioja Alta. Viticulturists by trade, they soon grew and made their own estate wines. The winery is still owned by the Mugas and every single aspect of its operation is controlled and overseen by the family.

Bodegas Muga's WineryBodegas Muga's Winery
Bodegas Muga's Vineyards in WinterBodegas Muga's Vineyards in Winter

The Muga family are among Spain’s most important winemaking families, known not only for the quality of their wine, but also for their traditional winemaking philosophy, and goal of making wines with a sense of place. Every aspect of the winemaking process is still carried out in oak barrels and vats. Furthermore, every single barrel and vat is made at the winery by their cooperage team. The winemaking process is carried out with 100% indigenous yeasts, without any use of pumps, using egg whites for fining, and even candlelight to spot sediment during racking.  

The Muga estate’s adherence to tradition is admirable, but it is their focus, consistency, and depth of flavor that characterizes their wines that impresses the most.