Bodegas Muga

Rioja Rosé Tempranillo Blend

8.8120 ratings
8.924 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Grenache, Viura, Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

Blend of Garnacha, Viura and Tempranillo. This wine deserves huge credit, it's far from the super fruity styles that one can from Spain. Its elegant, lightly red fruited, white peach, red Apple, with a saline mineral note. Lovely delicate white flowers. Fresh, lively and juicy. Very elegant, you could be fooled into thinking this was Provence

Blend of Garnacha, Viura and Tempranillo. This wine deserves huge credit, it's far from the super fruity styles that one can from Spain. Its elegant, lightly red fruited, white peach, red Apple, with a saline mineral note. Lovely delicate white flowers. Fresh, lively and juicy. Very elegant, you could be fooled into thinking this was Provence

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

Smells like a NZ Sauvignon Blanc! Perfect for barbecue and friends

Smells like a NZ Sauvignon Blanc! Perfect for barbecue and friends

Mar 26th, 2016
Gordon Walker

Didn't have any idea that Muga makes rose, not bad

Didn't have any idea that Muga makes rose, not bad

Jul 20th, 2015
Christine Havens

Lovely, lively and oh so drinkable, Muga's Rioja Rosado was a must-buy after tasting their budget-friendly reds. Salmon-hued with notes of watermelon and cherry blossom and interestingly—dried coconut flake and dried pineapple. The 2014 is a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura, and 10% Tempranillo grown in alluvial and calcareous soils. It's medium-bodied and softly textured, and not as lean as Provençal rosés. I do appreciate the touch of chalk and wet stone on the finish. Serve with tuna steaks or with grilled cantaloupe skewers wrapped in prosciutto.

Lovely, lively and oh so drinkable, Muga's Rioja Rosado was a must-buy after tasting their budget-friendly reds. Salmon-hued with notes of watermelon and cherry blossom and interestingly—dried coconut flake and dried pineapple. The 2014 is a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura, and 10% Tempranillo grown in alluvial and calcareous soils. It's medium-bodied and softly textured, and not as lean as Provençal rosés. I do appreciate the touch of chalk and wet stone on the finish. Serve with tuna steaks or with grilled cantaloupe skewers wrapped in prosciutto.

Jul 18th, 2015
Ed Matthews

Blend of red and white that is watermelon colored. Very cherry fruit forward with a coppery mineral note. Medium body (lot of body for a rosé). Very high acid balances fruit. Very good value.

Blend of red and white that is watermelon colored. Very cherry fruit forward with a coppery mineral note. Medium body (lot of body for a rosé). Very high acid balances fruit. Very good value.

Jul 17th, 2015
Marcia Gagliardi

Food & Wine Blogger The TableHopper

8.6

Great deal, drinks like it costs more. #yeswayrosé

Great deal, drinks like it costs more. #yeswayrosé

Jul 4th, 2015
Gisele Carig

Rosato, actually

Rosato, actually

Jun 24th, 2015
Samantha Lau

An amazing wine for the price. Can't get enough of it! And it did pretty well next to the BBQ chicken pizza we had...

An amazing wine for the price. Can't get enough of it! And it did pretty well next to the BBQ chicken pizza we had...

Jun 24th, 2015
Michael Centanni

Very refreshing Rioja rosado. Nicely balanced!

Very refreshing Rioja rosado. Nicely balanced!

May 30th, 2015
Boxer Briefs

Steal at the price. Provence'y. Rosato. Viura keeps the Grenache linear. Great acid, will hold up to rotisserie and lean meats.

Steal at the price. Provence'y. Rosato. Viura keeps the Grenache linear. Great acid, will hold up to rotisserie and lean meats.

Jun 26th, 2015