Profile of Muga

Issac Muga and his wife, Aurora Cano, brought together two families of traditional winemakers in 1932, and created personalized internationally renowned wines, growing just as rapidly as the demand. The vineyard is still family own and operated. Located on the slopes of the Obarenes Mountains, terraces form small series of vine plots. The soil is clay, but each plot retains significant differences causing great varieties in wine styles. Muga is known to be very traditional in their winemaking practices.

All aging is done in new oak vats and their aging techniques are part of what makes Muga so unique. With these aging techniques, each wine gives off a taste, smell, and appearance of a wine in a higher level, for example, Crianzas taste like Reservas, and Reservas like Gran Reservas. The Muga artisan-style of winemaking, especially involving the aging processes, show the great attention to detail expressed by this winemaker. Muga even has its own cooperage, buying French and American oak, and crafting the wine barrels themselves. Muga also claims a long-term bottling process, which they call Prado Enea. This is mainly done with the Tempranillo grape and about 20% of either Garnacha, Graciano, or Mazuelo.

Winery details

Muga

Barrio de la Estación
Haro 26200
La Rioja
Tel +34 941 310498
Fax +34 941 312867

Appellation
La Rioja
Founded
1932
Area under vine
70 ha
Age of vines
25 years
Grape varietals
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, and Mazuelo

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