Vina Bujanda Gran Reserva 2010

Viña Bujanda Gran Reserva, made of 100% Tempranillo, comes from Rioja Alta and Alavesa areas. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 162 days and aged in oak for 24 months before it is ready to enjoy. The resulting wine shows intense complexity and great aging potential.

About the Vineyard

The 120 hectares of Viña Bujanda are divided into 18 plots, between 20 and 60 years old, with an average of 30 years. The estates are in Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa sub-areas, Logroño and Oyón basically, although the plots are very different from each other talking about soil compositions and sun exposure.

Viña Bujanda vineyards  are of clay-calcareous and clay-ferrous soils. The first ones, with a typical ochre color are usual in Rioja Alavesa and part of Rioja Alta. They are ideal for Tempranillo and for the wine ageing. The clay-ferrous soils, with a reddish colour and typical in areas such as the Upper Najerilla are poor in organic material and offer bodied fresh reds and mineral substances that perfectly complement with the ones from the clay-calcareous areas, to offer a perfect balance which has always distinguished the traditional Riojas.

Viña Bujanda grows Tempranillo (red), Graciano (red)  and Viura (white), the two most representative varieties of the wine region.

Wine Production

The work at the vineyards determines all the Familia Martínez Bujanda elaborations. The 18 plots into which the 120 hectares of Viña Bujanda vineyards are divided, are grown and vinified in tanks separately at the winery. Later, our team blends them to get the profile that has always distinguished the best Riojas: wines of good color and medium degree, not abusing the over extractions, where the elegance, silkiness and complexity of nuances are the main characteristics.

Fields are worked with a concept of sustainable viticulture, using natural organic material (skins and rest of pruning) to fertilize the vineyards and respecting the non-interventionist tradition inherited from our grand- and great-grandparents

At the wineries we count on the most modern and advanced technologies to guarantee the innovation and constant quality of all our wines.

Viña Bujanda winery has 2,000 barrels of American and French oak-tree, from selected barrel-makers, that combine the traditional ageing of the area with the subtle touches of the wood for the Viña Bujanda Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva and Graciano.

Tasting Notes

Intense cherry colour with blue rim, Bright and crystalline. Elegant and complex with hints of woodwork, vanilla, cigar-box and spices. Recall of blackberry, plums in liqueur. Intense with a big volume developing on the palate, showing a big freshness and elegance. Well-balanced acidity with the alcohol. Rounded and rich. Long finish.

Food Pairing

Medium and well matured cheeses. Strong and powerful stews. Steamed vegetables, legumes and chicken soup

Production Info
Vineyard name
Rioja Alta and Alavesa
Vineyard size
300 acres
Soil composition
Clay
Training method
Free System and Trellesing system
Elevation
1,477 feet
Vines/acre
1,214
Average Vine Age
30-35 years
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Western
Year vineyard planted
1977
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2004
Bottles produced of this wine
20,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Tempranillo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Less than six years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
16 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
6
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Fining agent
Bentonite
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
4 years
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French and American
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.6 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Dry extract
27 g/L

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