There was a time, not so long ago, when “foreign” varieties became fashionable in Spain (some had been in use for many years in areas of the Peninsula), the biggest problem was that they were considered “improving” varieties and were mixed with the autochthonous varieties, which were given little value in general. The art of blending different varietals and terroirs, even vintages, has given rise, as in everything else, to wines of very different qualities, some of which are undoubtedly world-class, but single-varietal wines, that is, those made from a single grape variety, offer the possibility of conveying their qualities in a purer way and transmitting the characteristics of the terroir without major interference.
On this occasion, we will delve into the extraordinary single-varietal wines of our Finca Antigua winery.
A bit of history
To fully understand the essence of Finca Antigua, it is essential to know the rich winemaking tradition behind it. Located in the heart of La Mancha, a wine-growing region linked to wine for centuries, the winery was established twenty years ago, although it was acquired in 1999, and since then it has stood out for the production of innovative wines that are a faithful reflection of the terroir from which they originate. When Familia Martínez Bujanda acquired the property there were already a lot of vineyards planted which, due to its age, ended up giving its name to our winery.
The art of single-varietal wines
One of the distinctive characteristics of Finca Antigua is its production of single-varietal wines. What does this mean? Quite simply, many of its wines are produced from a single grape variety, which allows their particular qualities to shine through.
Instead of blending different varieties, Lauren Rosillo, technical director of Familia Martínez Bujanda and, therefore, of Finca Antigua, decided to parcel the vineyard by varieties that are later vinified separately. This process ensures that each wine expresses the pure essence of the variety and its perfect balance, resulting in an unparalleled sensory experience for wine lovers.
Exploring the collection
Finca Antigua offers a wide range of single varietal wines, each with its own distinctive personality. Here we present them to you one by one:
- Tempranillo: Spain’s emblematic grape shines in all its splendor in this wine of great complexity and length. With an elegant structure, notes of ripe red fruits and hints of vanilla. On the palate, its smoothness and polished tannins delight the senses.
- Syrah: (link to the store) A seductive wine full of intensity. Finca Antigua’s Syrah offers an explosion of black fruit flavors, spice and a subtle hint of pepper. Its lingering finish leaves a lasting impression.
- Cabernet Sauvignon: (link to store) Here he shows us his versatility and elegance. Balsamic aromas and mineral notes are complemented by ripe tannins and just the right acidity in a well-defined structure.
- Merlot: (link to the store) The softness becomes the protagonist with this wine. Its notes of ripe fruit and a touch of licorice make this Merlot an irresistible choice for the most demanding palates: silky, balanced and very fresh.
- Petit Verdot: (link to the store) This variety, traditionally used to add body to coupages, is presented here in all its intensity. An elegant and suggestive wine, with plum, cherry and underbrush flavors.
- Garnacha: (link to the store) A silky wine of great freshness, it combines floral notes with the more complex notes of undergrowth and light toasted notes from its aging in wood.
An invitation to discover
In conclusion, the single varietal wines of the Finca Antigua winery invite us to discover the richness and diversity that the world of wine has to offer. Each bottle is a window into the essence of a single grape, an opportunity to connect with the land and the work and dedication behind it.
If you have not yet had the pleasure of tasting these exquisite wines, we encourage you not to miss the opportunity to enjoy them. Discover the nuances and secrets hidden in each of the varieties grown with passion and dedication at Finca Antigua.
Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or you are taking your first steps in the fascinating world of wine, Finca Antigua’s single varietal wines will surprise you and conquer your palate. Cheers!