Muga Reserve Special Selection 2011
70 % Tempranillo, 20 % Garnacha, 7 % Mazuelo and 3% Graciano.
Terraces of tertiary clay-calcareous soil.
Fermentation with indigenous yeast in oak vats. Aged for 26 months in casks made from oak specially selected from our cooperage. Before bottling the wine is fined with fresh egg whites. Once bottled it will undergo a process of rounding off in the bottle for twelve months in our cellars.
This is one of those vintages which is great to drink from the start without detracting in the least its potential for laying down for the future.
These wines amaze you with their great flavour from the first sip, the seemingly precocious integration of the tannins, the freshness of their “Atlantic” features interwoven with the more mature “Mediterranean” character.
If we look for the words to describe the wine we can come up with ripe fruit, without reaching the dried fruit stage, mainly small red berries and plums, followed by balsamic notes, especially mint and liquorice, and then, right at the end, hints of spices in the pepper, clove and vanilla range gently coming through. In retro-olfaction spices like tobacco and vanilla make a strong impression. Then, very subtle milky nuances evolve, followed by noble leather. All perfectly integrated in glorious harmony. A very pleasant mouth-feel with the sweetness of fine lees, pastries and soft, noble tannin.