Bodegas Muga

Muga Reserva

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta.

Varietal

70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano.

Vineyards

Terrazas Ebro

Year(s) Planted

1986-1999

Viticulture

Reserva produced from a completely traditional and sustainable style of Riojan viticulture, which is in fact organic, but uncertified. Vineyards that are planted in the coolest, highest altitude parts of Rioja Alta.

Soils

Terraced calcareous clay soils from the Tertiary or Cenozoic period.

Climate

Continental with Atlantic influences.

Winemaking

A pied de cuve is done to guarantee the quality of the indigenous fermentation in vats that are assembled by the winery's cooper. This is completely unique to Bodegas Muga. The wines are macerated and ferment in these vats and are transferred to barrels assembled at the winery for ageing.

Ageing

24 months in barrels with French & American oak chosen and assembled into barrels by Muga’s cooper. 12 months in bottle after egg white fining.

Comments

A traditional Rioja Reserva, produced from the most important indigenous Rioja varietals. Bodegas Muga is one of the most traditional and important Rioja wineries, and the only winery in Spain with their own master cooper.