Muga - Prado Enea Gran Reserva
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Region: Spain / Rioja
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Vineyards: Located in the area of Villalba de Rioja, on the south-facing slope of the Montes Obarenes, a recognised high-quality terroir.
Soil: Clay-limestone and alluvial soils at an altitude of 550 meters.
Vinification: The grapes are fermented in 100 hectolitre oak vats without temperature control or addition of yeasts. The period of maceration is 16 to 20 days.
Aging: For 12 months in 160-hectolitre vats made of American oak, followed by at least 36 months in mainly French oak barrels. At the end of the aging period, the wine is lightly fined with fresh egg whites before being bottled and kept in the cellars for at least another 36 months.
Color: Deep, cherry color.
Nose: The nose is fresh and complex expressing aromas of blackberry forest fruit and prunes, notes of cocoa, vanilla and subtle toast.
Palate: Fresh on the palate with very well-integrated acidity. A lovely, pleasant mouth-feel with a good lingering finish. Clean and fresh with great ageing potential.
Food pairing: Casseroles, meat dishes, fish and cheese.