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Pujanza Norte DOCa Rioja

A “singular vineyard” which is in direct line with the winds from the north and which sits on the terrain in which the limestone bedrock is only 50cm below the surface.  These two features, together with the height (720 meters), give Pujanza Norte notable freshness and acidity which are maintained one vintage after another due to the consistency of the vineyard.  A powerful, mature wine with a clearly defined personality.

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Description

A “singular vineyard” which is in direct line with the winds from the north and which sits on the terrain in which the limestone bedrock is only 50cm below the surface.  These two features, together with the height (720 meters), give Pujanza Norte notable freshness and acidity which are maintained one vintage after another due to the consistency of the vineyard.  A powerful, mature wine with a clearly defined personality.

Specifications

AGEING 

12 months in 225L French oak barrels and 12 months more in concrete vats

TASTING NOTES 

A powerful, full mouth feel with firm but not aggressive tannins.  Lively, but at the same time showing great balance between body, acidity and alcohol.  Fruity aftertaste and highly expressive.

The Producer

Carlos San Pedro has been making his own wines for 20 years. His career path began even earlier, helping his father in the vineyard since childhood. When he decided to set up Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza his philosophy was already quite clear: to focus on the land so as to know and understand perfectly each of his plots and the behaviour of the grape varieties depending on the conditions of each year.

That’s why Pujanza wines are only made using Tempranillo and Viura, the indigenous varieties which represent their origin to perfection and are well known for allowing themselves to be influenced by the soil and climate. Hence each wine’s vintage is converted into a highly representative piece of information. In its passage through the bodega, the important thing is for the wine not to lose that link to the vineyard plot from which it came.

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Awards

James Suckling – 93pts, 2017

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 95 pts, 2017