Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza

Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza Rioja Norte

Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Intense cherry-red color with violet glints. The fruity character is more subtle in Pujanza Norte, with a presence of wild berries, spices and very well-integrated wood. Its minerality shows the influence of the lime soils from which it comes. 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. A fruity aftertaste, highly expressive and persistent.

Tempranillo grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate

It emanates from grapes that come from the Finca Norte, a vineyard with an area of 2.7 ha. planted on land with chalky-clay soils, lying at an altitude of 720 m and facing north.

Wine Making

The must ferments in stainless steel tanks (for both the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation) and the wine is aged in French oak barrels for some 14 to 16 months, depending on the vintage.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with beef, lamb, veal, and poultry dishes.

• Available Size: 750mL (6 pc)
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14.5

Wine Spectator – 95

"The first plot to be harvested in 2017 was the vineyard used for the 2017 Norte, as it ripened quite early, which is unusual, because it's the highest-altitude vineyard that is usually harvested last! It was bottled a little earlier. They used a little more new oak for the élevage, and there are some toasty aromas. It's a juicy and hedonistic red, and the early harvest made the alcohol level and other analytical data very similar to the 2016 I tasted next to it and also helped to balance the wine. It's still a baby, and the tannins are still quite noticeable"

James Suckling – 93

"Very perfumed with blueberry, violet and lavender aromas. Full-bodied with round, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Some mineral and oyster-shell undertones. Needs more time to soften."
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