MUGA Torre Muga, Rioja D.O.C., Spain
品種/Grapes：75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo and 10% Graciano.
The wine faithfully expresses the climatology that prevailed during the vintage, showing itself to be balanced and very juicy. Its easy-drinking character and “good manners” surprise you, even when you remember that it is only three years’ old and it is from a zone which usually needs more bottle time. That said, you can make allowance for the occasional rough edges on the palate which are of little importance and will round themselves off very quickly.
The nose is attractive with fresher fruit than we are used to find in this wine. Very precise balance between red berry fruit and oaky spiciness which have still not fully integrated. The aromas show marked dimorphism. On the one hand, the fruit is complex, difficult to pin down, and on the other we have very clearly defined spices: black pepper, cloves, vanilla and a little charcoal. In the back of the nasal cavity the spiciness dominates, a little drier, but more elegant and much richer in nuances. The fruit only returns after a few seconds in the aftertaste where we again find the red berries and something which seems similar to peaches and ripe plums.
In appearance it is rather more reddish than purple at the rim suggesting excellent acidity, boding well for the future.
酒精濃度/ Alcohol：14 %
適飲溫度/ Serving temperature： 16-18℃
建議搭配/ Food matches： 牛排、燉羊肉、烤洋腿、烤乳豬、西班牙辣味臘腸。
Robert Parker 93
Wine Spectator 94
酒廠 winery 發表品酒心得
慕卡酒莊 BODEGAS MUGA
由Isaac Muga先生以及夫人Aurora Caño女士，創立於1932年。座落於西班牙北邊知名的葡萄酒產區Rioja(靠近該區西北邊的Haro) 。
Muga酒廠旗下擁有 35公頃的葡萄園，葡萄園座落在面東南方的Obarenes山坡上，屬於La Rioja Alta法定產區。這裡是種植 Tempranillo 最優良的產區。大小不依的葡萄園區塊，土壤特色以粘土含石灰質為主，少數某些地段含較多鐵質成分；多樣豐富的地質變化，對當地主要的Tempranillo葡萄品種造成很深遠的影響，釀製出來的酒款帶有濃郁的土壤風味…。結合地中海、大西洋與大陸型的氣候影響，種植出優異的葡萄果實。西班牙的釀酒業對酒款的陳年時間標準，有一定的堅持與規定；Muga酒廠是使用法國與美國的橡木自行製作釀酒以及存放酒款所需的木桶，而且至少每十年會做桶子更新的動作。
Bodegas Muga is located in the historical Barrio de La Estación (railway station district) in Haro. The facilities (270,000 square foot) are two centuries old, built mainly of stone and oak. In fact, oak is paramount in the winery. There are 200 oak deposits as well as 14,000 barrels, made out of different types of oak ranging from French oak (Allier, Tronçais or Jupilles), American, Hungarian, Russian and even the small consignment of Spanish oak.
Bodegas Muga vineyards are located on the foot of the Montes Obarenses, within the area called Rioja Alta. The site climate is exceptional due to, on the one hand, the singular geography and orientation of the vines and on the other hand, the surrounding climates –Mediterranian, Atlantic and Continental climates are combined harmoniously thus creating a suitable climatic site for growing grape.
The soil in this area is mostly clay and limestone, divided in small terroirs with different physical and chemical qualities between them; thus each terroir has a unique and defined personality. This abundance of climatic influences and different soils define prolonged stages in the vine growth cycle. The growth will be complex and delicate, key to the potential quality of the wines in this area.
Bodegas Muga owns 620 acres of vineyards but it also has control over 370 acres owned by vine growers in the area. The grape varieties grown are Tempranillo (the essence), Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano for the red wines; and Viura and Malvasia are used for the white wines.