Let’s talk about white wines aged over lees. You will have definitely heard this phrase before in many occasions, and probably asked yourself what it really meant, but might have never been brave enough to ask. Well, today we will try to clarify everything for you. Let’s start at the beginning: do you know what lees are? During vintage periods, … [Read more...] about Everything You Wanted to Know About White Wines Aged Over Lees but Were Too Afraid to Ask
Something that satisfies us at Familia Martínez Bujanda is that we have an extensive portfolio of wines that enables us to offer to our customers different options for every occasion and every season. In Spain, wine consumption continues to be very seasonal and when the summer arrives, the demand for white wines increases considerably, whilst in … [Read more...] about White wines for the summer from Familia Martínez Bujanda
The term 'Crianza' is used to denote the ageing of wines in oak barrels and in bottles. That is how it is defined by Spanish legislation. This word stipulates the minimum periods of time a wine must remain in the barrel in order to be able to feature the term 'Crianza' on its label and the use of oak recipients of a certain capacity (up to 330 … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso: Aged On The Lees!
Summer is here. We have survived the critical moments of winegrowing, such as the dangerous frosts that threaten the fruit on the vines at the end of spring, which could have done away with the grapes and the expectations of a whole year’s work. The main challenge that the vine now faces is the excessive heat and drought this July. This may … [Read more...] about Summer wines: White Wines (I)
We are devoting the final comments of this space to attempting to explain the concept of 'terroir', which at Familia Martínez Bujanda we include in our essence as the identity of our wineries and our estates. Finca Valpiedra (link to previous post) is at the heart of who we are: we are a family from La Rioja and this is the principal … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso: the ‘terroir’ of Rueda