Profile of Martinez Bujanda

A family name that is invariably linked to Rioja’s winemaking history. For more than a hundred years, since Joaquín Martínez-Bujanda in 1889 founded the bodega in the Basque Riojan village of Oyón, the family has been at the forefront of enology in the area. Owners of three wineries: Bodegas Martínez Bujanda, Finca Valpiedra and Cosecheros y Criadores, the fourth and fifth generation led by Jesús, have gained recognition and world-wide prestige by emphasizing on traditional winemaking, overall quality and innovation. In fact they have driven forward the somewhat sleepy Appellation during the late 80’s by such acts as rediscovering the traditional Garnacha variety and using it for long-ageing wines, defending the use of Cabernet Sauvignon (almost cursed in Rioja) or producing the first Riojan-barrel-fermented-white-wine. Finca Valpiedra is the family’s Estate Vineyard. 80 hectares devoted to Tempranillo (majority), Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano and Mazuelo 25-year-old vines located in an exceptionally beautiful area in Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta) and crowned by spectacular château-style premises. 4,000 oak barrels of French and American origin, very selective picking, training and pruning are just some of the factors that make Finca Valpiedra Reserva, the sole bottling from the Estate named after the land, so special. A very modern wine meticulously made by one of Rioja’s most emblematic families.”

Wines produced

  • Martinez Bujanda Reserva (Red)

    100% Garnacha, 18 months in oak cask.

  • Martinez Bujanda Vendimia Seleccionada Gran Reserva (Red)

    50% Tempranillo, 50% others, 24 months in oak cask.

  • Conde de Valdemar Cask fermented Blanco (White)

    100% Viura, 6 months in oak cask.

  • Valdemar Blanco

    90% Viura, 10% Malvasia.

  • Valdemar Rosado

    100% Garnacha.

  • Valdemar (Red)

    100% Tempranillo.

  • Conde de Crianza (Red)

    85% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 18 months in French & American oak.

  • Conde de Gran Reserva (Red)

    85% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 30 months in French & American oak.

  • Finca Valpiedra Reserva (Red)

    90% Tempranillo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Mazuelo, 16 months in French oak.

  • Finca Antigua, Crianza 2000 (Red)

    65% Tempranillo, 25%Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 15 year old vines, 14 months in American and French oak.

  • Finca Antigua Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (Red)

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 year old vines, 6 months in new American oak.

  • Finca Antigua Tempranillo 2001 (Red)

    100% Tempranillo, 15 year old vines, 6 months in new American oak.

Winery details

Martinez Bujanda

Camino Viejo s/n
Oyon
Alava, Spain
Tel +34 941 122 188
Fax +34 941 122 111

Appellation
La Rioja (Valdemar and Valpiedra) La Mancha (Finca Antigua)
Founded
1890
Area under vine
Valdemar- 400ha, Valpiedra-80 ha
Age of vines
15 years
Grape varietals
Viura, Garnacha Tinta, Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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