Bodegas Muga is a family business founded by Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño in 1932 and located in the historic neighborhood of La Estación in Haro. In its nearly 25,000 square meters, the most traditional production methods are brought together with the most avant-garde techniques.
The vineyards of Bodegas Muga, nestled in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes, in the heart of Rioja Alta, enjoy a peculiar climate, partly due to its unique geography and orientation and, secondly, due to the influence of the Mediterranean, Atlantic and continental climates that create an ideal climatic space for the grape. The diversity of climatic influences and soils defines a long vegetative cycle in which the grape and all its components fulfill a delicate, long and complex maturation, undoubtedly the key to the potential of the quality of the area.
Bodegas Muga owns 200 hectares of its own vineyards, but controls 150 ha. more from fixed farmers. Various varieties are cultivated in them, such as tempranillo, which constitutes the essence of red wines, together with the red Grenache, Mazuelo and Graciano; Viura and malvasia strains are grown for white wines.
In order to elaborate each one of the wines, it continues betting on the traditional procedures: it is racked by gravity, clarified with fresh egg white and the wines are aged in barrels of their own elaboration, being the only winery in Spain with a master cuban and three own coopers. Bodegas Muga has 4 fermentation rooms with 90 wooden vats whose capacities vary from three thousand to fifteen thousand kilos of capacity and that allow the grapes to be individually vinified according to their quality and vineyard of origin. Once bottled, the wine will remain in the cellar for 9 to 36 months, refining in the bottle.
Seeing the mastery with which tradition and modernity are combined, it is easy to understand why the marked and unique character of Muga wines.