We do not know exactly when white wine came to be named as such. However, it can be easily seen that this type of wine is not actually white, but rather pale yellow, from golden or amber to straw-coloured or almost translucent; it can even have greenish hues. In fact, the colour that characterises white wines is the result of little or no … [Read more...] about Why is it that white wine has its characteristic colour?
Familia Martínez Bujanda
At Familia Martínez Bujanda, four generations of winemakers have grown vines and made wines with a character of their own. A few years ago, we decided to start making white wine. Is there a better place to do so than the very heart of the DO Rueda? In our winery Finca Montepedroso we make white wine exclusively from Verdejo grapes, using native … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso Verdejo: a wine that embodies the authentic character of Rueda
As a wine enthusiast, you must have heard the word ‘terroir’ many times, since it is one of the most widely used – though not always understood – wine-related words. What does the term ‘terroir’ mean exactly? The French word ‘terroir’ refers to the set of factors affecting the crops, such as the type of soil and terrain, the climate, the … [Read more...] about The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits
Familia Martínez Bujanda offers customers the chance to enjoy exclusive wines that are not available in the market. These wines are carefully selected for their quality from the winery’s best vintages, and are then aged in our premises to make fine wines that live up to the expectations of the most demanding wine connoisseurs. According to the … [Read more...] about Come join our Barrel Club
The grapevines in a vineyard have a typical growth cycle, each stage showing its own, peculiar, characteristics. Today, we will describe what is known as ‘veraison’, a French word used to describe the colour change of wine grapes, as they transition each summer from green to purple or pale yellow. Actually, veraison marks the onset of ripening, … [Read more...] about Veraison: when grapes change colour