Bodegas Muga

Prado Enea Gran Reserva

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta.

Varietal

80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano

Vineyards

Sajazarra

Year(s) Planted

1926-1976

Viticulture

Traditional Rioja viticulture. Organic, uncertified.

Soils

Calcareous clay and alluvial.

Climate

Continental with Atlantic influences.

Winemaking

The grapes for Prado Enea, along with those for Torre Muga, are always the last ones to be brought to the winery. The late picking ensures ideal ripening for Muga’s top wines. Fermentation by indigenous yeast in 10T oak vats produced and assembled at the winery, with no temperature control. The maceration times varies, and can go for up to 20 days.

Ageing

12 months in 16T oak vats, followed by a minimum of 36 months in French oak barrels, and a minimum of 36 months in bottle.

Comments

An exemplary Gran Reserva, well developed and full of vitality. Expression of fruit, with a classic Rioja bouquet, with no animal notes or any sign of oxidation. Character of a fine, lively red from Rioja Alta. Bodegas Muga is one of the most traditional and important Rioja wineries, and the only winery in Spain with their own master cooper. Every deposit and barrel at the winery is French oak made by the master cooper.