• Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 90% Viura (Macabeo), 10% Malvasía

$30.99 $24.99 elsewhere $30.99

Regions : Rioja

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90% Viura (Macabeo) & 10% Malvasía

A beautiful white Rioja, Muga reject 50% of their superb fruit for this high quality drop. It is mostly the Viura grape (Macabeo) fermented on fine lees in new French oak yet is hardly 'oaky' at all, instead very crisp and delicately honeyed with lovely florals and minerality. Perfect for aperitif or tapas.

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"A lemon-yellow coloured wine with green glints which reveal its youth.On the nose we find a clean, floral wine which is reminiscent of almond blossom, with citrus notes of American lime and faint underlying toasted nuances.On the palate the wine is fresh with very good acidity and a long finish, wrapping the mouth with reminders of white-fleshed Golden Delicious apples. Perfect match for vegetable dishes, rice, fish and shellfish, tapas."

92/100 James Suckling (2017 Vintage)
"There’s attractive ripe pear, white peach and lemon. Zesty acidity and creamy, lees-derived complexity. Good body and persistence. This is 90 per cent viura and malvasia, as well as white garnacha and, since 2016, it has a mix of small and large oak fermentation. Drink now."

90 Wine Spectator (2017 Vintage)
"Yields for the 2017 Muga Blanco were lower, and there will be some 140,000 bottles (compared with 200,000 in the previous year) of this wine, which I tasted unbottled. The white varieties recovered better from the frost than the reds, and they behaved better in a year with a shorter vegetative cycle; however, they got extremely low yields of Maturana Blanca. The wine has good ripeness (13.2% to 13.4% alcohol) without any herbal notes. It's a bit sharp right now, but it's still a little early, as it will be kept with the lees for a further two months, and it should gain in volume during that time. The white and rosé are always sourced from higher-altitude, cooler zones (especially in the Najerilla), so these wines are always fresh. They might produce that quantity because they purchased some grapes from old vines, even though they were more expensive, to try to keep the volume."

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