Bodegas Muga

Muga Blanco


Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja


Barrio de la Estación, Haro, Rioja Alta


70% Viura, 20% Malvasia & 10% Garnacha Blanca


Estate vineyards (65%) and vineyards leased on long term contracts in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes in Rioja Alta.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1950-2000


Traditional Riojan viticulture that is sustainable and organic, but not certified. A blend of goblet trained and vineyards planted on high density trellises of Rioja's most classic white varieties. The vineyards are not irrigated and are farmed without the use of harmful chemically synthesized fungicides, pesticides or herbicides.


Calcareous clay and alluvial soils.


Continental with Atlantic influences.


Eight hour maceration in a pneumatic press, followed by fermentation (incoluated with neutral yeast) in 60% new French oak barriques and large upright vats. The barrels used for Muga Blanco are all coopered from French oak trees that are selected by the family every February. The staves are seasoned for a minimum of three years and up to fivve.


5 months sur lie with battonage in the fermentation vessel.


A traditional barrel fermented white wine from Rioja, produced with a blend of the most important indigenous white varieties of the region. The wine is composed practically of all Viura and Malvasía, but there is a tiny quantity of Garnacha Blanca which adds complexity and aromatics. Typical and traditional in its blend and production, but unique in its higher levels of freshness and approachability at a young age compared to other whites from Rioja.