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Terroir, terruño and climat: practices at Familia Martínez Bujanda

After reviewing the concept of terroir in the previous entry, here we will turn to what it means to Familia Martínez Bujanda. Terroir, or terruño, is a key concept in all our estates. At Finca Valpiedra, in Rioja, we have carried out a long, carefully developed process to examine and select plots within our 80ha vineyard, in one of the four … [Read more...] about Terroir, terruño and climat: practices at Familia Martínez Bujanda

Wines from our own vineyards

Bottling wine is not the same as producing wine. The extensive presence of international importers has led to a phenomenon that will only continue to grow in the future given that these big buyers are increasingly demanding wines of different types and origins from the producers. As a result, many companies, and we have numerous examples in La … [Read more...] about Wines from our own vineyards

Finca Valpiedra: The spirit of Rioja Alta (II)

As mentioned in our previous posts, Familia Martínez Bujanda’s business revolves around the concept of “finca” (estate), which has to do with the “terroir”.  A word of French origin that is usually translated as ‘terruño’ in Spanish, ‘terroir’ refers to the set of special characteristics that affect not only the quality but also the character of … [Read more...] about Finca Valpiedra: The spirit of Rioja Alta (II)

Familia Martínez Bujanda: Spirit of the estate

With wines made entirely on its own estates, Familia Martínez Bujanda is characterised by the spirit of the land. Three of our wineries, Finca Valpiedra (Rioja), Finca Montepedroso (Rueda) and Finca Antigua (Castile-La Mancha), are the symbols of this concept that is not new at all. Even as it is underdeveloped in Spain, the idea of wineries set in … [Read more...] about Familia Martínez Bujanda: Spirit of the estate

Grape Varieties: Notes on Tempranillo (I)

What the French call terroir, which has been translated as terruño in Spanish, and which we like to define as identity – that of a landscape, an estate like those  the Martínez Bujanda Family works with, which is characterised by the influence of the climate, the soil, cultural practices (cultivation) and grape varieties. In Rioja, the Martínez … [Read more...] about Grape Varieties: Notes on Tempranillo (I)