Bodegas Muga Blanco 2017

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Bodegas Muga Blanco 2017

SKU 05448


Color: A lemon-yellow coloured wine with green glints which reveal its youth. Nose: On the nose we find a clean, floral wine which is reminiscent of almond blossom, with citrus notes of American lime and faint underlying toasted nuances. Taste: On the palate the wine is fresh with very good acidity and a long finish, wrapping the mouth with reminders of white-fleshed Golden Delicious apples. Food Pairing: Perfect match for vegetable dishes, rice, fish and shellfish, tapas...
Category White Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Bodegas Muga
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Wine AdvocateYields for the 2017 Muga Blanco were lower, and there will be some 140,000 bottles (compared with 200,000 in the previous year) of this wine, which I tasted unbottled. The white varieties recovered better from the frost than the reds, and they behaved better in a year with a shorter vegetative cycle; however, they got extremely low yields of Maturana Blanca. The wine has good ripeness (13.2% to 13.4% alcohol) without any herbal notes. It's a bit sharp right now, but it's still a little early, as it will be kept with the lees for a further two months, and it should gain in volume during that time. The white and rosé are always sourced from higher-altitude, cooler zones (especially in the Najerilla), so these wines are always fresh. They might produce that quantity because they purchased some grapes from old vines, even though they were more expensive, to try to keep the volume.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2018