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. Clay/Calcareous and Alluvial. 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. This wine is aged for 6 months in wooden vats, 18 months in new French oak barrels and at least 12 months in bottle.