Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo and Graciano
75cl * 14.5% ABV * Rioja, Spain
Dubbed 'the vintage' of the century, 2019 has been declared exceptional, producing wines that reflect the skills of both growers and producers in managing the weather conditions. Full-bodied, velvety and long with ripe dark-fruit and oak spice, this 2019 Reserva is concentrated and stylish. A classic cherry-coloured rioja packed with aromas of plums, cocoa and scrubland, as well as smoky and vanilla hints evoking the wood of Muga's own cooperage. The only winery in Spain with a master cubero and three of its own coopers, Muga makes sure their barrels receive the right interior toasting to get wines of unique character. This 2019 Rioja Reserva was fermented in the winery's iconic large oak vats, afterwards maturing for 24 months, one year in new oak and the second in used barrels.
Perfect to be drunk now but thanks to its great balance and structure it can be kept in the bottle for several more years. Enjoy with baked fish, meat, rice dishes and good after dinner conversation.
Drink 2024 to 2035.