Denominacion de Origen
Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta
70% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha
Proprietary terraced vineyards planted surrounding the Ebro River in the vicinity of Haro
Sustainably farmed high density trellises without the use of systemic fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
Calcareous clay soils from the Tertiary period
Continental climate with Atlantic influences
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.
The wine is aged for 14 months in neutral own-coopered barriques of French and Central European oak.
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.