February 15, 2021

Muga Rosado Rioja DOC

Muga Rosado

Who makes it?

Bodega Muga is a family run winery in Spain’s famous region, Rioja.  Since it was established in 1932, it is one of the names that have become synonymous with Spain’s most famous region. Particularly for their well regarded Prado Enea. Notably, Muga is known for only producing red Rioja wines at the Reserva or Gran Reserva level. And lovers of Cava should also seek out the family’s Cava. They have recently added the iconic Spanish fizz to their growing list of wines.  

How they make it?

This is a typical rosado blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo with some white Viura added. The grapes had a very short time on skins, just 5 hours to give a delicate colour. It was also cool fermented to preserve the fruitiness while adding some subtle complexity. Furthermore, this wine spent 3 months on lees giving a fine pastry spice and silkiness.

What does it taste like?

What does Muga Rosado taste like… classic strawberries and cream with some spice. It is dry, medium bodied and has a fresh line of acid. All this combined with that silkiness, it is a rather irresistible drop. Whatever the occasion.  

What to drink with it?

Don’t just stick with drinking this for lunch, this is a great match for tuna or salmon or prawns. It also works with chicken with a spice rub served up with a salad or some roast Mediterranean vegetables.

Quickie review « This is a hard to resist pink with everything in place, it is silky, spicy and refreshing.»

Country of Origin:  Rioja, Spain
Tasting Date: January 21
Price:  £13 | US$18 | AU$38 | €11
Drink: now – 2 years
Needs food: no
Source: purchase

Like this Muga Rosado and want more Muga wines? Why not try Muga Reserva Selección Especial

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