Bodegas Muga

Muga El Andén de la Estación Crianza

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2019 Vintage

92pts

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2019 Vintage

91pts

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2019 Vintage

92pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta

Varietal

70% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha

Vineyards

Estate vineyards (65%) and vineyards leased on long term contracts spread across the Rioja appellation.

Year(s) Planted

1990-2010

Viticulture

Sustainably farmed high density trellises without the use of systemic fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.

Soils

Calcareous clay soils from the Tertiary period

Climate

Continental climate with Atlantic influences

Winemaking

The bunches are destemmed and sorted via optical sorter. Whole berries macerate in 16,000L vats coopered by the Muga family's in house cooperate and begin fermentation via pied de cuve (to guarantee the quality of the spontaneous fermentation). Malolactic is delayed until the late Spring due to maintaining cool cellar temperatures by facilitating natural airflow through the bodega.

Aging

The wine is aged for 14 months in neutral own-coopered barriques of French and Central European oak.

Comments

Muga El Andén de la Estación Crianza is a new project launched in 2020 by the Muga family. As one of the most traditional yet forward thinking viticultural families in Rioja, the bodega has made significant investments in new vineyard holdings through planting and acquiring parcels from growers over the last 30 years. Andén de la Estación, a name which pays homage to the train station that was responsible for shipping wine from Rioja to Bordeaux during the phylloxera, was born out of the family's desire to produce a traditional style classically gastronomic Rioja Crianza, with a profile showcasing the Muga signature complemented by a youthful and fresh profile.