Bodegas Viña Magaña is located in the Navarra DO, just northeast of Rioja. Juan Magaña founded the estate in 1970. He decided to plant Bordeaux varietals since he found its terroir was similar to Pomerol in Bordeaux. Spanish law did not allow that, so he actually bought vine cuttings from a nursery that also sold cuttings of the same clone to a famous châteaux in St. Emilion and Pomerol, and most notably the hallowed Château Pétrus, and smuggled them into Spain by donkey over the Pyrenees Mountains. Today they own one of the oldest vine stocks and have become a reference point for quality in the region.
The southern district of Navarra has limestone that imparts characters of minerality and acidity that are unique to this place.
What makes Magaña wines unique?
- Making wines since the 70’s, considered the quality winemaking pioneer of Navarra.
- Estate-own vineyards (100 ha)
- Unique micro-climate that makes ripe yet very bright wines due to the low PH content of the limestone soil of this vineyard.
- Pétrus clones of Merlot and Cabernet.
Bordeaux-like wines richer, beefier and vibrant with bright acidity, all of which helps them age for many years!