Bodegas Muga

Torre Muga


Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja


Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta


75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 10% Graciano


Estate vineyards (65%) and vineyards leased on long term contracts, with viticulture controlled by the winery, in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes and the Sierra Cantabria, spread between the villages of Villalba de Rioja and Labastida.

Year(s) Planted



Traditional viticulture of Rioja Alta. Proprietary head trained and trellised vineyards planted in high altitude areas of Rioja Alta. Organic, uncertified. The grapes for Torre Muga are selected from the coolest climate growing regions in Rioja Alta. These zones, near the Oja-Tiron rivers, are the last to fully ripen in Rioja Alta.


Calcareous clay


Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria.


The grapes are sorted extensively at the winery and undergo indigenous yeast fermentation in open top oak fermenters that are produced at the winery. The wine is transferred to French oak barrels following the primary fermentation.


The wine spends 24 months in French oak, 18 of which are in 225L barriques produced at the winery. The other six months are spent in large oak vats produced at the winery.


Torre Muga was first released in 1991 by Manolo Muga and Isacín Muga, who wanted to produce a Bordeaux style wine from old, low yielding vineyards of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Manuela planted in the village of Villalba de Rioja, the family's hometown. The wine was the first wine produced at Muga that was aged entirely in new French barrique.