muga wine night
5th Nov 2019, 19:00
wine lovers, rejoice!
This time, we are bringing you one of the best Spanish Wineries, Rioja Alta’s premier wine producer: Muga Winery.
Muga family is unanimously considered to be one of Spain’s most important winemaking families. The winery has practically legendary status due to its philosophy revolving around adherence to tradition, dynamism, and winemaking of the highest quality (Jorge Ordóñez).
On this special November night, you will get a chance to try their award-winning wines, together with our Special Tapas selection designed by our Chefs. We will also have Manuel Muga during the whole night with us, to answer all your questions in person!
Air Baguette & Jamón Ibérico from Guijuelo
Spherical Olives el Bulli-style
Cava Conde de Haro 2016
Grilled Oyster & Smoked Tomato ‘Granita’
Rioja Blanco 2017
91 points – Vinous | 90 points – Tim Atkin | 88 – 90 points – Wine Advocate
Hokkaido Scallop & Sustainable Bluefin Tuna duo Tartare
Flor de Muga Rosé 2018
93 points – James Suckling
Organic Chicken & Langoustine ‘Meloso’ Creamy Rice
Rioja Reserva 2015
93 points – Tim Atkin
Oxtail & Beef Cheek ‘Canelón’ with Truffle & Seasonal Wild Mushrooms
Reserva Selección Especial 2014
96 points – Tim Atkin | 93 points – Vinous
Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011
99 points – James Suckling | 96 points – Wine Advocate
Granny Smith Apple Sorbet
FOC Signature Cheesecake
Bodegas Muga was founded in 1932 by the Muga family, who had spent several decades working as viticulturists in the zone of Rioja Alta. The winery started off and still is, owned by the family Mugas and every single aspect of its operation is controlled and overseen by the family.
From a production point of view, they are one of the most traditional wineries in the world, as every aspect of the winemaking process is still carried out in oak barrels and vats. It’s important to highlight that even nowadays, every single barrel and vat is made at the winery by the cooperage team. The family travels every year in the late fall and early winter to France to purchase oak for the next year, inspecting every single tree one by one.
The winemaking process is carried out with 100% indigenous yeasts. The racking process is completed by gravity in order to maintain the integrity of the wine. During the rackings, the wine is inspected by candlelight to watch for sediments. This way, the wines are effectively filtered naturally without the use of harmful pumps or filters that would otherwise strip the wine of its character. The red wines are fined naturally with egg whites.
Although the Mugas have maintained all aspects of traditional Rioja winemaking, what makes the family great is their vision for the future and adaptability, while always holding true to their philosophy.
Learn more about Bodegas Muga here!