This week we head to northern Spain and the famous wine region of Rioja. Mostly known for their robust and powerful red wines, but lately we've seen more whites, rosé and sparkling being produced.
Bodegas Muga is located in Rioja Alta, known as the best area of the great Rioja wine region. With vineyards situated from 550-600 meters above sea level, temperatures vary quite a bit from day to night. The hot summer sun sits in the rich clay soil, allowing the grapes to slowly cool down as night falls. This particular micro climate is great for the ripening process, and part of why Muga wines holds very high standards.
Their complex white wine contains 90% Viura, 6% Malvasia and 4% Garnacha Blanca. The Viura grapes comes from 50 year old vines and it's spontaneous fermented on french oak barrels.
A brilliant bottle at a very affordable price. Excellent both for drinking alone and with many types of food.