2015 Muga Rioja Reserva 375mL

$22

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Ripe black fruit and hints of chocolate on the nose. The palate is smooth with black fruit taking the forefront and a hint of baking spice on the finish. 

Pair with charcuterie, pork or red meat. Especially good with carne asada tacos and burgers.

 

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Tempranillo

Famous by the wines being produced in Spain’s Rioja region, this is Spain’s native top grape variety. If Tempranillo is to Rioja as Cabernet is to Bordeaux, and Pinot Noir to Burgundy, then this noble red-grape variety is nothing to be shy about. Producing dry, scented, medium-full bodied red wines worthy of aging. They are classified in Spain by how long they age in oak barrels. Bolder Tempranillo’s can show old-fashioned, top quality, mature richness. Pair these with gourmet burgers, lamb, and other red meats. For the more fresh styles (less aging) try baked pasta and white meat fare.

Other notable regions are Ribera del Duero and Toro in Spain, and Douro Valley and Alentejo in Portugal where it is known as Tinta Roriz or Aragonêz.

Rioja, Spain

Located in The Upper Ebro within North Central Spain, Rioja is split into three distinct sub-regions centered around the region’s principal city, Logroño. Grape plantings here are dominated by Tempranillo. However, you’ll also find delicious Garnacha, Viura, and Verdejo. Oak maturation plays a large role in winemaking style. Although, Rioja wines can be made in a range of styles depending on what the winemaking is seeking to achieve. Traditionally, wines were aged in American Oak giving pronounced flavors for vanilla, coconut, or dill. Now, you may find many producers are using oak from France or other European countries to give some of their wines more subtle spicy aromatics. 

Bodegas Muga and the Muga Family is known as one of the most important wineries and families in Spain. The winery has a legendary status and is known for creating wines with a distinct depth and unique quality. Muga is on its 3rd generation with Jorge Muga acting as head winemaker.

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