Viña Bujanda Gran Reserva Rioja 2012

Description

Viña Bujanda owns 120 ha of vineyards with a variety of soil structures in different plots in the sub-areas of Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. The vineyards range between 20 and 60 years of age. The Gran Reserva is produced only in very good vintages and benefits from a longer ageing regime than Crianzas or Reservas.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Drink it over the next 5 plus years with pork or roast lamb or medium and well matured cheeses, also strong and powerful stews.

 

"Made in a year when there was no Finca Valpiedra release, this pure Tempranillo spent 24 months in French and American wood. It's an updated classic style, with sappy acidity, appealing minerality, red and black fruits and the freshness and extract to age. Evolving nicely."

92 points.

(Tim Atkin MW, Rioja Report, February 2019

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