More than 100 years’ experience, as well as working together with oenologists and wineries has enabled us to develop its own method for making barrels.
The Murúa SITE Method combines tradition, innovation and rigour. Patented in our cooperage.
Time is essential for drying the wood and for the results of a good barrel. The wooden panels are controlled on the 20,000 m² courtyard for two to three years, during which time the interior humidity decreases slowly and naturally, and the astringent tannins immersed in the panels is reduced in order to obtain wood with the optimal aromatic and phenolic level. Respects the aromas and the value of the grape and empowers them.
From the simple to the sublime.
The controlled immersion technique of the barrels, instilled by the founder of the cooperage, is the hallmark of the brand. This technique ensures that the grape is the protagonist, and that the wood accompanies and respects the personality of the wines of each winery. With immersion, the barrels have more spiced aromas; thanks to evaporation, the wines are more full-bodied, longer, sweeter and more penetrating. The wines matured in them have delicate notes with elegant tones. Reduced soluble tannins temper the impact of the wood, and the result is a moderate tannin and respect for the original fruit.
Controlled immersion ensures that the toasting goes deeper into the wood, thereby extending the life of the barrels and ensuring that the barrels are more homogenous from one to the next.
Barrels toasted on oak firewood have the aromas only found in a high-range barrel.
The extended, slow and profound toasting modifies the inside layers of the wood achieving oxygen exchange that is more efficient with the aim of conferring the desired aromas to the wine.
The oak fire results in less aggressive toasting that is more respectful to the fruit. During the dialogue maintained with the oenologist of each winery, the toasting is determined to create the most ideal barrel profile for each wine.
After 100 years in the sector, we know the woods, how to select the trunks and how to care for the forests.
The best specimens are selected to be used as the starting point for the finest wines. Knowing from the beginning how to help and advise customers.
The company has an expert oenologist on the team who provides advice for the most suitable barrel for each style of wine.