2018 Muga Crianza (Reserva)

100 % of 100
29.95 24.75
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Bodegas Muga
Year 2018
Grape Garnacha Graciano Mazuelo Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2030
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Founded in Rioja in 1936, Muga has a range that represents the Rioja and its vineyards in all its aspects and price range. The Muga Crianza on the Spanish market (that's where we buy it) is exactly the same as the Muga Reserva as it is offered on the Dutch market, but at a fraction of the price. This (Spanish) crianza version has had 24 months of education.

The 2018 Reserva is mainly Tempranillo supplemented with about 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. There are no stainless steel barrels in Muga, so everything is fermented in oak barrels and then this wine stays for one year in new French oak barrels and one year in used places (3-6 years). It is a Rioja with a modern character with ripe fruit, oak aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh clean flavors that are nicely balanced with the tannins. The Crianza exported in Spain is labeled as Reserva in the rest of the world (reserva is barrel aged for at least 18 months). We buy the wine directly in Spain, which is why this Crianza is actually a Reserva in the rest of the world. Year after year, the Muga Reserve is one of the most reliable and affordable Reservas.

Source Muga and Parker: "The largest volume of the Muga winery is for the red blend Reserva, a wine that is sold as Crianza in Spain (for commercial reasons).

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Bodegas Muga
Grape Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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