2018 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado

SKU #1426652 James Suckling

 Light cherries, strawberries, and white flower notes, even a touch of peach, emerges from the 2018 Rosado and it's medium-bodied, has beautiful fruit, good purity, and a clean finish. This is a refreshing and easy drinking as rose gets and is well worth a multi-bottle purchase.  (9/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The pale 2018 Rosado is a wine that has great commercial success, and it's a clarete blend that has some 30% white Viura grapes, following the path of previous years. It's a fresh and delicate rosé with faint floral aromas, fresh, focused and clean, with tasty flavors. It's a fresh year, more in line with 2016 than 2017 or 2015. Very pleasant and easy to drink. (LG)  (6/2019)

K&L Notes

Muga makes one of the most distinctively delicious rosados in Rioja, indeed in all of Spain. It is a style referred to locally as "clarete," which is a lighter type of rosé made by combining white wine with direct press rosé, as opposed to the saignée method where color is derived from an extended pre-fermentation maceration on the skins of the grapes. Unlike 99.9% of other rosé wines, this one also sees a brief period of time in used oak barrels. The wine is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura, and shows very precise, tangy small red berry fruits, as well as some citrus and apricot notes from the white wine component. This is a crisp, bracing, and unbeatable rosé for anyone who appreciates a dry style.


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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
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Rioja