Martínez Bujanda Family: criticism is our responsibility

The wine business is built step by step. Throughout our more than 125 years of history, in Familia Martínez Bujanda we have seen projects that grew very quickly and also others that fell apart even faster.

The Martínez Bujanda familyThe fourth generation of winegrowers and winemakers, completed last decade important investments with the purchase of Finca AntiguaThe winery is an extraordinary commitment to viticulture at the edge of one of the highest areas of La Mancha, and with the construction of a winery in Rueda around our own vineyards, Montepedroso Farm.

In Rioja, in Valpiedra Estateour technical team with Lauren Rosillo at the head, is beginning to reap the fruits of a hard and arduous work of reparcelling and understanding of the vineyards, as was done in Finca Antigua and Finca Montepedroso, as a reflection of Familia Martínez Bujanda’s commitment to the identity of unique and authentic terroirs.

The British publication Decanter has placed Finca Valpiedra from the 2009 vintage in 14th place in the ranking of the 50 best Rioja wines with 95 points. Master of wine Sarah Jane Evans and Tim Atkin, who already highlighted Valpiedra in a recent article on Rioja, are responsible for this classification, while Luis Gutiérrez, taster for The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker), especially valued the authenticity of our Finca Montepedroso Verdejo, with a score of 91, one of the highest for Spanish whites.There are no tropical or artificial aromas, just classic Verdejo, as it used to be; bravo Lauren,” Gutiérrez pointed out graphically.

In Spain, Familia Martínez Bujanda has achieved more than 90 points in many of its wines tasted by the Peñín Guide . Finca Antigua, with Finca Valpiedra and Clavis (Finca Antigua) leading the way, but also with significant mentions for Finca Antigua Moscatel, Ciclos, Finca Antigua Crianza, and several of its single-varietal crianzas.

The scores should be taken as guidelines simply because the true evaluation of a wine is the satisfaction one gets from opening and enjoying a bottle. In any case, in these times in which globalization and ‘industrialization’ tighten the ‘nuts’, in Familia Martínez Bujanda we are proud to reap the fruits of a work, sometimes silent and always long term, of commitment to the vineyards and authentic terroirs.

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