Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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xxx 160 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T his family run winery credits the combination of m editerranean, Atlantic and Continental influences throughout their mix of high-altitude vineyards for the quality of their wines. However, it would be a mistake to discount the passion and respect that m uga applies to everything they do from start to finish. Within their gravity fed winery, tasks are carried out with exacting care, from their own in-house cooperage where all of their barrels are produced, to the natural yeast fermentations and fining using the traditional method of egg whites. e ven the leftover particles from the fining process are used as fertilizer in their organically tended vineyards. It's amazing to think when you consider the size of their production, yet these are the standards they live by. From their selection, it's the Rioja Seleccion e special Reserva that provides the most versatility and value. In fact, winemaker Jorge m uga has been noted as saying that the Seleccion e special is the bottle he reaches for most often. Here we find a selection of fruit from old vines grown on terraces of tertiary clay-calcareous soils. The blend is a traditional mix of Tempranillo, Garnacha, m azuelo and Graciano that is refined in cask for 26 months, before being rested in bottle for another year prior to release. It's a wine that can age effortlessly for decades, yet can also provide a wonderful experience today. ✦ Bodegas Muga Rioja Seleccion e special Reserva 2012 JS 95 » $42 "...super-fine wine with black cherry and berry character...Full body yet very tight...Beautiful texture." James Suckling (1633031) aLSO aV ai L a BL e Muga Prado e nea Gran Reserva Rioja 2010 JS 99 » $74 "The flawless and seamless nature to the wine is so impressive that it takes your breath away." James Suckling (1634125) Ri OJ a' S M OST Ve RS a T i L e The historic house of Muga relies on tradition mixed with progressive thinking to create a portfolio of Rioja that spans the entire range.

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