2015 Bodegas Pujanza Valdepoleo Magnum
The Finca Valdepoleo is a wine that comes from 1 vineyard. Owner Carlos San Pedro believes this is the vineyard with the most potential: it was planted in 1973 with Tempranillo at an altitude of 630 meters. The Valdepoleo is fermented in small stainless steel barrels, after which the wine is raised in French oak barrels for 14 months. In the nose we smell ripe notes of black cherries, dark plums and black spices. The medium-bodied taste is beautifully spicy, with a clean balanced acidity. The Pujanza Finca Valdepoleo is a beautiful, modern Rioja. The wine has received 92 Parker points and 95 Penin points. Drink 2018-2026.
Carlos San Pedro is the owner of Bodegas Pujanza, who uses an almost manic approach to produce wines of the highest level. Carlos' original idea was to produce a single single vineyard from Laguardia - the capital of the Rioja - with Pujanza. But gradually it became clear that the terroirs of the vineyards are unique and different so that he changed his mind and decided to blend the uniqueness of the terroirs in some of his wines. The Valdepoleo is the first wine that is completely single vineyard and it is expected that more wines will follow in the future. Carlos does not use external yeasts, and he consciously chooses to keep the amount of new wood low but also to raise the wines for longer in large (used) barriques. Bodegas Pujanza has approximately 30 hectares of vineyards, all of which are close to beautiful Bodega. The vineyards are all between 600 (Cisma) and 720 meters (Norte) height.
|Type of Wine
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|James Suckling rating
|Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag