Pujanza Finca Valdepoleo 2016 - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Pujanza Finca Valdepoleo 2016
SKU: 74103

Pujanza Finca Valdepoleo 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Pujanza
Finca Valdepoleo is one of the most emblematic vineyards of Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza. The wine it produces is a clear example of the nature of the area in which it is located, but given a personal touch by Carlos San Pedro. From this dual character comes a fresh, vibrant, very subtle wine which is in total harmony. It comes from a vineyard divided into seven plots which are worked separately from the harvest to the end of cask ageing. This is the moment when, through blind tasting, the decision is made on what percentage of wine from each plot will go into the final coupage. Hence its complexity.
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I was speculating whether 2016 could be a modern version of 2010 even though the climate pattern was quite different, and when tasting the 2016 Finca Valdepoleo with Carlos San Pedro, he told me he wasn't very happy with his 2010s and that he preferred the 2007s. There is great finesse and elegance here, in the winery's modern style with a lively palate and great acidity. This is produced with grapes from a vineyard planted in the 1970s that is almost 15 hectares, and it basically goes to this wine. The vineyard is vinified in seven different plots, and since 2013, when they harvested early and did a softer vinification, it has gained in precision; in a way, this 2016 could be the modern version of that 2013. It has very fine tannins, nicely integrated oak and a tasty, almost salty finish that makes you salivate. A great Valdepoleo. 56,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, June 28, 2019