Bodegas Muga Blanco 2020 (Rioja, Spain) - [VM 92]

Bodegas Muga Blanco 2020
(Rioja, Spain) - [VM 92]

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About the Winery:
Bodegas Muga is Rioja Alta’s premier producer and the Muga family are unanimously considered to be one of Spain’s most important winemaking families. The winery has practically legendary status due to its philosophy revolving around adherence to tradition, dynamism, and winemaking of the highest quality. Few producers in the world fashion wines that have such a sense of tradition and place as Muga’s. The wines of Muga have an absolutely distinct, unique, and inimitable profile.

Tasting Notes:
A straw-yellow colour. It has a strikingly intense nose with floral aromas coming to the fore (white flowers, jasmine) together with notes of citrus fruit and apple peel. Complex and seductive. The entry on the palate is very supple with a sensation of ripeness. Interestingly though, on the rest of the palate a minerality and freshness comes though developing into a lively, crisp finish that also makes the wine a good partner for food. A white wine that will please many types of consumer, from the uninitiated to the purists.

Food Pairing:
Perfect pairing for grilled fish, shellfish and rice dishes, among others.

Technical Information

Grapes: Viura, Garnacha blanca and Malvasía de Rioja.
Soil: Calcareous clay and alluvial from the Rioja Alta sub zone.

Vinification:
Hand-harvested. After light maceration of the must with the skins in the press, fermentation takes place in wooden vats and new, lightly-toasted, French-oak casks made with wood from the Nevers region. Once the alcoholic fermentation is complete it remains in the casks for a further 3 months, with stirring of the fine lees twice per week to keep them in contact with the wine and protecting it from oxygen while providing a smooth mouth-feel and added complexity.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Light yellow. Lively and sharply focused on the nose, displaying fresh citrus and orchard fruit scents and subtle vanilla and floral overtones. Shows sharp definition and spicy lift to the Meyer lemon, pear and honeysuckle flavors, which deepen through the midpalate. Closes long and juicy, with repeating florality and a dusty mineral flourish." - Josh Raynolds (Apr 2021)