Vina Bujanda Reserva 2012
Pair this wine with juicy steaks, lamb chops, and beef kebab.
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Made by the same team that produces Finca Valpiedra, this is a good value Reserva bottling
of pure Tempranillo aged in a combination of American and French oak. It’s quite a rich,
figgy style, reflecting the heat of the vintage, but with enough added acidity for balance.
2018-22. Alcohol: 13%
The 2012 Reserva was produced with Tempranillo from Rioja Alta that fermented in stainless steel and matured in used French and American oak barrels for 24 months. It has a ripe nose of black fruit and spice and a dense palate with developed flavors and some dusty tannins. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2015.
Vina Bujanda is owned by the brother-and-sister team Carlos and Pilar Martinez-Bujanda Irribarria, whose family has been making wine since 1889. The estate was established in 2009 in the small village of Oyon near Logrono, completing the range of wines offered by Familia Martínez-Bujanda.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.