2008 Muga Rioja Rose' (Spain) - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 05-17-2010 05:28 PM

Great warm weather sipper at $10.99 plus tax. Purchased at Arthur's Wine Shop, Belk, in Charlotte. 13% abv.
Salmon color with transparency. Scent of barely ripe strawberries. Flavor also reflects barely ripe strawberries and perhaps watermelon. Dry wine but still pleasantly fruity. Should not discourage people who are new to wine. I will try to get more bottles for a summer wines tasting fundraiser (June 26th.) Versatile for pairings. I can see it with Canadian bacon, ham, salmon, pulled pork, mac and cheese, or tortellini alla panna. Would be nice on a picnic or on the patio somewhat chilled.

- Innkeeper - 05-17-2010 05:52 PM

Sounds very nice. Will keep on eye out for it.

- Kcwhippet - 05-17-2010 08:33 PM

Paired that beauty last weekend with a pasta salad.

16 oz rotini (ziti, penne, whatever)
1/2 cup EVOO
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup julienned fresh basil leaves
3 cups chopped Roma tomatoes
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
salt and pepper

Boil the pasta (basically any short shape), drain, toss with EVOO.
Add everything else and toss.

Amounts are sort of approximate. I don't really have definite recipes - it's basically stuff added to taste. If this doesn't work, adjust to taste.

Regardless, this wine went really well with the pasta salad.

- dananne - 05-19-2010 09:22 AM

Love Muga, and also love that they've retained a more traditional style with their Reservas.