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Muga Rioja Rose 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT Spanish Rose that was a GREAT value.

Producer/Winery: Bodegas Muga; Haro, Spain.

Grape Variety: Rose blend – Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Rioja, Spain.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $13.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, salmon color. Strong strawberry, lemon, and pineapple aromas. Tart, DRY, light body and a 200-grit texture. Abundant zippy flavors of strawberry, lime, lemon, tomato ketchup and old fashion bubblegum. Abundant crisp acidity and a robust finish that was loaded with tartness, fresh strawberries and cherries. As the wine warmed there was a discord between the citrus acidity and the subtleties of the fruit flavors, but in the end we both said it was an EXCELLENT Spanish Rose that was a GREAT value.

Bodegas Muga vineyard in the Rioja region of Spain
Photo from Bodegas Muga.

Comments: Learn more about Bodegas Muga and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 6 15503 05012 6

Imported by: Tryon Distributing Co; Charlotte, North Carolina.