Bodegas Muga is located in the historical Barrio de La Estacion (railway station district) in Haro, in La Rioja. The facilities are two centuries old, built mainly of stone and oak.
In total the winery has about 90 wooden casks of different sizes and thanks to this range, the winery can make different wines depending on the fruit quality and the vineyards they come from.
Another special feature is that every four months wine has to be moved from the barrels where it has been sitting to new empty barrels. This is called trasiega (racking) and helps clear the wine from the settled sediment or lees that have precipitated during the ageing process. Racking also provides aeration.
VINEYARDS.These vineyards are located at a maximum altitude in La Rioja and are on the edge of their growing area. There are only a few wineries that cultivate such extreme areas, but their special growing system allows them to make high quality wines and uncover the potential of each one of their terroirs. The resulting wines have a very good acidity and ageing potential.
VINIFICATION.Late picking ensures ideal ripening. The grapes are then fermented naturally in 10,000-kilo oak vats with no temperature control or added yeasts. The maceration time can vary and may go on for up to twenty days. This wine is aged in16,000-litre capacity oak vats for twelve months and then (minimum) thirty-six months in oak casks.