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2017

A sensational harvest for Finca Valpiedra in one of the toughest years for the region of Rioja

It is hard to forget the faces of the vine-growers after a disaster such as that which took place on April 28th in La Rioja, on Saint Prudence’s Day. The frost destroyed much of the work that had been done, and seriously jeopardised the future work of hundreds of vine-growers and wineries; since the consequences of such a severe frost not only … [Read more...] about A sensational harvest for Finca Valpiedra in one of the toughest years for the region of Rioja

Fewer, but great wines from Familia Martínez Bujanda in Rueda, La Rioja and La Mancha

Working flat out, starting significantly earlier than last year, yet sooner than a normal campaign, the harvest at Familia Martínez Bujanda is almost complete in La Mancha.  At Finca Antigua, where we started with the Muscatel on August 11th, we expected to finish by the middle of September.  Harvest is now over in the Rueda region; at Finca … [Read more...] about Fewer, but great wines from Familia Martínez Bujanda in Rueda, La Rioja and La Mancha

Graciano, an amazing grape variety

The Graciano grape is a variety local to the Rioja and Navarre regions not widely grown in other Spanish wine regions. Its historical presence in the Rioja region translates into a ‘supporting role’ complementing the Tempranillo variety in making wines which age well, since in addition to structure and color, it offers a characteristic acidity … [Read more...] about Graciano, an amazing grape variety

We are starting all over again

Winter is coming to an end and the vines are starting to show new signs of life. Some vineyards have already seen the first 'weeping vines', which is really an exudation which occurs in pruning wounds at the end of the winter or beginning of spring, particularly on days where there is a certain amount of warmth. In this respect, an increase in the … [Read more...] about We are starting all over again

Atkin recognises Finca Valpiedra

Tim Atkin, master of wine and the top international opinion leader, who was not afraid to rank the wineries in the Rioja region, published his second monographic report in January, Rioja Special Report 2017, having tasted 850 wines from more than 150 wineries. Atkin maintains his 'controversial' winery pyramid from last year in which, following … [Read more...] about Atkin recognises Finca Valpiedra

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