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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

Very high expectations for the harvest despite the frosts and drought

The 2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the most difficult of the twenty-first century. Heavy frosts have caused a significant drop in production in the northern half of Spain as well as in other European countries such as France and Italy. Furthermore, the drought, which has practically dragged on since spring last year, is also affecting … [Read more...] about Very high expectations for the harvest despite the frosts and drought

Finca Antigua: the ‘love affair’ of Familia Martínez Bujanda

At the end of the nineties, the designation ‘Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOC) Rioja’ suffered greatly due to the shortage of raw materials which saw grape prices rise to an all-time high of 425 pesetas per kilo during the harvest of 1999. Familia Martínez Bujanda, along with other winemaking groups in the region, decided to focus upon … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: the ‘love affair’ of Familia Martínez Bujanda

Restaurant of the week: Azafrán

Perfect pairing of cuisine and wine Located in the town of Villarrobledo (Albacete), Azafrán Restaurant offers a variety of dishes from the land of the best quality Saffron. In a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, the restaurant team offers its customers a unique dining experience in the heart of La Mancha. Its head chef and owner, Teresa … [Read more...] about Restaurant of the week: Azafrán

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