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Springtime and bud breaking come together in the vineyard

In the vineyards, the annual growth cycle begins in springtime. The dates may vary depending on the weather in each particular season, but normally, bud breaking takes place in March or April every year. While bud breaking depends on a variety of factors, the most important one is the weather. Other environmental factors may affect the date when … [Read more...] about Springtime and bud breaking come together in the vineyard

Finca Antigua uses artificial grass as innovative sustainable winemaking practice

Environmentally friendly farming will play a key role in sustainable vineyards in the future. At Familia Martínez Bujanda, winemaking tradition has always been linked to methods that both improve our vineyards’ yield and prove to be respectful of the environment. Accordingly, we implement strategies and systems that do not harm the planet. As … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua uses artificial grass as innovative sustainable winemaking practice

Finca Antigua: making estate wines on the Route of Don Quixote

When Familia Martínez Bujanda decided to expand beyond La Rioja, they travelled across Spain looking for unique vineyards with a character of their own. On their trip, they found Finca Antigua, an extraordinary 1000-hectares estate standing 900 metres above sea level. Nearly half the surface area – 421 hectares – is covered in grapevines and the … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: making estate wines on the Route of Don Quixote

Grape’s anatomy

Wine is made from grapes. Since we are so fond of wine, we will try and understand the nature and parts of these sweet little berries. The skin Some compounds of the skin are essential for the colour and aroma of wine. The skin of a grape contains anthocyanins, pigment compounds that give red wine its colour. It also has tannins, which add … [Read more...] about Grape’s anatomy

Veraison: when grapes change colour

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

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