Muga Crianza 2016
Un Crianza de referencia que en realidad es un Reserva elaborado con un una mezcla de variedades clásicas riojanas: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo y Graciano. Poderoso y equilibrado. La crítica y el público lo adoran. Maravilloso.
Brochetas de pavo
Ideal con platos de carne blanca como estas jugosas brochetas de pavo.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
One of the most impressive Muga Reservas of recent years, this comes from the area around the winery's cellars in Haro and is a cuvée of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Graciano and Mazuelo. Rich, deeply coloured and well structured, it has bramble and blackberry fruit, scented 20% new wood and the freshness and balance to age well in bottle. 2021-30
This is really tight and powerful with gorgeous tannins and solid fruit. Full body. Tight and composed. Wet earth, smoked meat and hints of black truffles. Very long and powerful. Wonderful length. Real Rioja. One of the top best-value, high-quality reds in Spain. Drink or hold.
The largest volume of the Muga winery is for the red blend 2016 Reserva, a wine that is sold as 2016 Crianza in Spain (for commercial reasons). This has the Muga style and the imprint of the cool and fresh 2016 vintage, one of the best vintages of recent years. 2016 is also a year of harmony and freshness that reminds me a little of the 2010. But the Muga family thinks it's somewhere between 2010 and 2011, because for them 2011 is not so warm, even if it generally produced quite ripe wines. It has a mixture of red and black fruit with sweet spices that are very integrated and in harmony. The palate is silky and clean, and the tannins are round and gentle. A delicious Reserva/Crianza. They produced around one million bottles of this. It was bottled in January 2019. They like to bottle the wine in winter, perhaps in a couple of months. - Luis Gutiérrez.