2015 Bodegas Pujanza Norte Magnum
The Pujanza Norte comes from the 2.7 hectare El Notre vineyard at 720 meters altitude that consists of clay-limestone soils, the layers of limestone are only 50 cm below the surface. The winemaker puts flowers on the vineyard, so that the vines have to go deeper for water, which gives the wine its special character, among other things.
The Pujanza Notre has had 14 months of education on French oak. The Pujanza Norte has an intense nose with aromas of fresh red fruit, licorice, light vanilla notes, some smokiness, fresh herbs and a beautiful minerality. The wine shows complexity and freshness, very expressive. Fine wood, spiciness and in the end a bit of the smell of ink. Full body, nice acids, all nicely balanced with strong tannins. The Pujanza Notre is an elegant, powerful yet fresh wine and has beautiful refined tannins, which gives this wine a beautiful drinking window. A great exciting wine.
A beautiful magnum of 1.5 liters packed in an original wooden box.
95/100 Parking points
Carlos San Pedro and his team are constantly working to improve the performance of their vineyards and with an almost manic approach they are constantly improving the quality of his wines. Pujanza is one of the new style winemakers in the Rioja such as Remirez de Ganuza and Tentenublo with a focus on absolute top quality with an emphasis on fruit. The fact that Penin and Parker, without exception, rate the wines of this house well above 90 points (so the absolute honorary division) says enough. The Norte and Cisma are the top models of Pujanza.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch