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Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza "Valdepoleo" Rioja 2017

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£25.50

Smooth, single-vineyard modern-style Rioja with a very light oak touch, Pujanza’s Valdepoleo Rioja is produced from Tempranillo only and has a fruit profile of berries, plums and cherries with spicy & chocolate notes

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Wine Style

Red Wine, Smooth Elegant Red

Grape Variety

Tempranillo

Wine Region

Rioja

Country

Spain

ABV

14.5%

Oaked

Yes

Cork

Yes

Lifestyle

Vegan

Volume

75cl

Drink By

2027

Description

Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza “Valdepoleo” Rioja 2017 … I admit I am a sucker for Rioja -but it has to be a good one – like this Pujanza Rioja from its Valdepoleo vineyard, produced by owner / winemaker, Carlos San Pedro. After helping his father in the vineyard since he was a child, Carlos set up Pujanza as his own project at the age of just 25 with the aim “to focus on the land so as to know and understand perfectly each of his plots and the behaviour of the grape varieties depending on the conditions of each year”. He looks at, smells and tastes wine from 7 plots within the Valdeporeo vineyard that are all worked differently according to the terroir. These seven wines are blended to a different “recipe” each year to produce a unique Rioja.

 

Only Tempranillo is used for this wine, fermented in stainless steel rather than oak and aged in large, more subtle French, rather than American, oak barrels to allow the fruit aromas to dominate. Red berries are the theme though you can also smell and taste dark plums and cherries with hints of blackberries and blueberries, together with spices and a subtle hint of chocolate and leather. The tannins are smooth having softened since the many wine critics awarded this wine its high scores. Deliciously smooth!

How to enjoy this wine

Recommended to drink with game, duck, veal, goose, steak and other red meats, paella – or on its own. This wine would benefit from being allowed to breathe for an hour before consumption.

 

Serve at: 14 – 17°C

Producer's Notes

“APPEARANCE: Black-cherry colour, clear and bright. NOSE: Attractive and suggestive. Intense, warm aromas, basically of red-berry fruit with subtle notes of black fruit, reminders of scented blossom and tertiary nuances. Fresh and complex. PALATE: Delicate with a very round attack. It is a harmonious, complex wine with body and backbone, polished tannins and no sharp edges. Very well-balanced.”

Awards

95 points – JamesSuckling.com
“Tight and focused red… polished tannins and a long, intense finish.”

 

95 points – Tim Atkins MW
“…combining intensity with focus, freshness and serious tannins.”

 

92+ points –  RobertParker.com

“I also tasted the slightly riper 2017 Finca Valdepoleo, a more powerful expression of the vineyard when tasted next to the 2016, without the finesse of it. This is juicy and round, powerful, with abundant tannins and the chalky texture of the limestone soils, with elegance. It’s young but approachable, with good balance and with stuffing to develop, a modern version of the 2015 with a little more power.”

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