Grape varieties: the peculiarity of Finca Antigua (III)

Finca Antigua is a wonderful landscape owned by Familia Martínez Bujanda. With an area of 1,000 hectares, 420 hectares of vineyards coexist with an extraordinary plant and animal biodiversity that make Finca Antigua an exceptional and peculiar place for viticulture. It is located between Cuenca and Toledo, at an altitude of 900 meters, where we work the crop in an almost extreme way due to the extraordinary thermal oscillation between summer and winter and between day and night.
In La Mancha, the main varieties considered indigenous are cencibel (a synonym of tempranillo), in reds, and airén, in reds.
in whites. There are also native garnachas, with which we make a varietal; viuras, also another single varietal from Finca Antigua, and muscatel, with which we make our Naturalmente Dulce.
At Finca Antigua we grow Tempranillo, which we also market as a varietal, but the airén is an extraordinarily productive grape, a protagonist in a large part of the tremendous extensions of the plateau in La Mancha, so at Familia Martínez Bujanda we do not consider it the most suitable for the production of quality wines. La Mancha is the great Old World wine pantry (with 600,000 hectares of vineyards) and at Finca Antigua, in addition to Tempranillo (cencibel), Grenache and native Muscat, we are committed to some of the most widely cultivated international grape varieties in the world.
The multiple possibilities of an estate of 420 hectares of vineyard (different soils, altitudes and almost extreme climate) allow us to experiment and work with cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot and petit verdotAll of them are internationally renowned grapes that Finca Antigua markets with a collection of varietals that we invite you to taste to check the personality of each one of them.
Clavis, our great Familia Martínez Bujanda wine, deserves a special mention.made exclusively with grapes from the Pico Garbanzo plot of Finca Antigua, a small extension of barely four hectares of old vines with a ‘pupurri’ of eight varieties (Grenache, Cabernet, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir…) that are neither replanted nor replaced to the point that the wine will ‘die’, when the time comes, with the vines themselves. In this case the blend is made by the terroir itself (field blend).

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