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Muga Crianza 2016

Muga Crianza

2016
Rioja (Spain)

The Muga Crianza, despite its name, is a wine with an ageing period that puts it into the category o...

Other bottle sizes and vintages

16.50

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Muga Crianza 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

The Muga Crianza, despite its name, is a wine with an ageing period that puts it into the category of a Reserva. We can recognise here the house's style, known to all, with each bottle holding no surprises but plenty of pleasure.

The grapes used in its production are primarily Tempranillo and Garnacha, originating from calcareous-clay terraces; they ferment with native yeasts and separately, in the winery's iconic large oak vats, afterwards maturing in barrels made in Muga's own cooperage for 24 months; one year in new oak and the second in used barrels. Just as tradition requires, the wine is clarified using egg white before being transferred to bottles where it continues to round off for a year before its release onto the market.

On opening the bottle, we find a wine that livens the glass with its cherry colour, packed with aromas of plums, cocoa and scrubland, as well as smoky and vanilla hints evoking the wood. On the palate, it's an elegant and well-balanced wine, always with a glimmer of acidity which keeps it agile on the palate. Its mouthfeel is meaty and earthy, and the wine advances decisively through the mouth, delivering mineral touches, sweet, ripe tannins, classicism and amplitude. Its long and spicy finish reminds us that we have before us a benchmark red which, in spite of its price, offers enormous pleasure vintage after vintage.

Food pairing

Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Stuffed aubergines / Game birds

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

4.5/5
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by: Susibat (12 Sep) - Vintage 2016

Enate

My favourite chardonnay,full of fruit and not steely.

by: Ian B (20 Aug) - Vintage 2016

Muga Crainza 2016

Great wine at a reasonable price. I always think this wine compliments slow cooked lamb really well. Good body and smooth taste.

by: OMR (13 Jul) - Vintage 2016

Nice wine

This is good safe wine. Good body. Lots a flavour.

by: Craig (26 Jan) - Vintage 2016

Lovely full bodied wine

I’ve enjoyed this in a few countries and buying some for my own didn’t disappoint. It’s a lovely wine which has a few different levels when drinking, making it perfect for cheese pairings. I recommend trying it.

by: Ignavio (16 Oct) - Vintage 2016

Nunca falla

Muga nunca te falla. Merece la pena cada ocasión que se degusta

Bodegas Muga

Bodegas Muga

Bodegas Muga is a family business founded by Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño in 1932 and located in the historic neighborhood of La Estación in Haro. In its nearly 25,000 square meters, the most traditional production methods are brought together with the most avant-garde techniques. The vineyards of Bodegas Muga, nestled in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes, in the heart of Rioja Alta, enjoy a peculiar climate, partly due to its unique geography and orientation and, secondl...