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.
70% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha. The wine is aged for 14 months in neutral own-coopered barriques of French and Central European oak.
"The 2019 El Andén de la Estación is a new red that takes advantage of the Barrio de la Estación, the train station neighborhood of Haro. It's a Crianza with less extraction, looking for the elegance and finesse of the classical Rioja wines. It's a blend of Tempranillo from their younger vines and Garnacha (that they buy) that matured in French and European barrels for 14 months. It's a quaffable red with lots of Garnacha character (it might represent up to 30% of the blend, by far the highest in Garnacha from the portfolio). It's floral, juicy and expressive, very open and approachable. This is delicious and still quite complex." - 92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Producer: Bodegas Muga
Region: La Rioja
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