2019 Bodegas Muga 'Conde de Haro' Brut Cava Rioja Spain

$27.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
This sparkling wine has a very bright, pale lemon-yellow color and fine beads of bubbles. On the nose it is subtle and complex, revealing aromas from the grapes (lemon, grapefruit), from the 18 months spent sur lattes (biscuits, pastries) and some traces of dried fruit from the bottle ageing. On the palate it is fresh, with a very fine balance between the fruit, acidity and fizz, with a very long finish in which we can find creamy notes coming through.

Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The sparkling Cava 2019 Conde de Haro was produced with Viura and 30% Chardonnay grapes. It achieved 11.8% alcohol and has very good freshness and acidity and is dry at 2.4 grams of residual sugar. It refermented in bottle where it was kept with the lees for some 18 months. It has a smoky and yeasty nose, small bubbles that give it texture and length. Very drinkable if not very profound. This is a wine they started in 1977 under the name Mugamar under the appellation Cava where they have remained ever since.