£ 14.85/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Muga Crianza 2016
Bottle size and vintage
The Muga Crianza, despite its name, is a wine with an ageing period that puts it into the category of a Reserva. We can recognise here the house's style, known to all, with each bottle holding no surprises but plenty of pleasure.
The grapes used in its production are primarily Tempranillo and Garnacha, originating from calcareous-clay terraces; they ferment with native yeasts and separately, in the winery's iconic large oak vats, afterwards maturing in barrels made in Muga's own cooperage for 24 months; one year in new oak and the second in used barrels. Just as tradition requires, the wine is clarified using egg white before being transferred to bottles where it continues to round off for a year before its release onto the market.
On opening the bottle, we find a wine that livens the glass with its cherry colour, packed with aromas of plums, cocoa and scrubland, as well as smoky and vanilla hints evoking the wood. On the palate, it's an elegant and well-balanced wine, always with a glimmer of acidity which keeps it agile on the palate. Its mouthfeel is meaty and earthy, and the wine advances decisively through the mouth, delivering mineral touches, sweet, ripe tannins, classicism and amplitude. Its long and spicy finish reminds us that we have before us a benchmark red which, in spite of its price, offers enormous pleasure vintage after vintage.
Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Stuffed aubergines / Game birds
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Lovely full bodied wine
I’ve enjoyed this in a few countries and buying some for my own didn’t disappoint. It’s a lovely wine which has a few different levels when drinking, making it perfect for cheese pairings. I recommend trying it.by: Alejandro Martínez (06/12/2019) - Vintage 2016
El Muga Crianza nunca falla, muy buen vino con una correcta RCP. Muy recomendable, sobre todo para acompañar cordero o carnes rojas.by: B.J. (24/01/2019) - Vintage 2015
Great bottle from Muga
Love that it comes in half-bottle. Very quaffable and enjoyable. Will repurchase. Approachable wine and always well received by guests.by: wade gustafson (08/11/2018) - Vintage 2015
My wife and I had the pleasure of a wine tasting (along with tapas of fresh asparagus, Bellota Pata Negra, dried sausages and olives) in Isaac and Auro Muga's charming kitchen dining room at the bodega on a sunny day in April 2017. Isaac Muga is a gifted storyteller and an even greater winemaker. Calling this the bodega's 'base' red wine is doing it a disservice - as it is more of Riserva quality given that it it is given more time in oak and bottle than a Crianza ordinarily is made. In fact, Muga do not label their wines as Crianzas, Reservas or Grand Reservas other than for overseas markets. In short, if it is a Crianza, it is head and shoulders above the average Crianza. If it's a Reserva, it's an astonishingly good red for the money, and one that will cellar beautifully for ten years +. Gorgeous.by: Dimoni (19/06/2019) - Vintage 2015
Vino correcto y señorial
Vino con mucho caracter y final de sabir espléndido. Adecuado.para acompañar en carnes a la brasa y abla parrilla. Recomendable
Bodegas Muga is a family business founded by Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño in 1932 and located in the historic neighborhood of La Estación in Haro. In its nearly 25,000 square meters, the most traditional production methods are brought together with the most avant-garde techniques. The vineyards of Bodegas Muga, nestled in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes, in the heart of Rioja Alta, enjoy a peculiar climate, partly due to its unique geography and orientation and, secondl...