2019 Bodegas Pujanza Norte
The Pujanza Norte comes from the 2.7 hectare El Norte vineyard at an altitude of 720 meters which 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, among other things, gives the wine its special character. The vineyard is worked according to the rules of ecological viticulture and the grapes are harvested by hand. The Finca Norte vineyard is one of the highest vineyards in the Rioja and this makes this Norte Rioja an elegant and very balanced wine.
The Pujanza Norte has had 14 months of education in 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, and is very expressive. Also fine wood, spiciness and at the end a bit of the smell of ink. Full body, nice acidity, all nicely balanced with strong tannins. The Pujanza Norte is an elegant, powerful yet fresh wine and has beautiful refined tannins, which gives this wine a nice drinking window. A wonderfully exciting wine with unanimously high scores year-in-year-out.
AWARDS: The Wine Advocate: 94 Tim Atkin: 95 “Wine of the Year” James Suckling: 92 Guía Proensa: - Guía Gourmets: 96
Carlos San Pedro and his team are constantly working to improve the performance of their vineyards. With an almost manic approach, they are always trying to improve the quality of the wines even further. Pujanza belongs to the new style of winemakers in the Rioja where the focus is on absolute top quality with an emphasis on the 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 the Cisma are the top models of Pujanza. The white wines of Pujanza have been voted the best white wines in Spain by Decanter and Tim Atkins.
GOOD FACT: in the tab: Attachment you will find the official factsheet of this great wine
|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