Decanter, una de las más destacadas publicaciones en el mundo del vino, ha incluido Pujanza Cisma 2015 como uno de los mejores vinos de la Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja, en una reducida selección de 6 vinos tintos.
Un panel de expertos compuesto por Master of Wines, sommeliers, compradores, consultores y escritores, han realizado esta selección para ofrecer al consumidor una instantánea de los mejores vinos de la región. Tras una primera selección de 48 vinos, solo 6 han pasado la criba final.
Julie Shephard, editora de Decanter, ha dicho sobre Cisma 2015: “While the elegant Bodegas Pujanza Cisma 2015, a 100% Tempranillo from a single vineyard, is simply one of the best Riojas I’ve tasted so far this year.’” / “Mientas que el elegante Bodegas Pujanza Cisma 2015, un 100% Tempranillo de un viñedo único, es simplemente uno de los mejores Riojas que he probado este año”
Felices y agradecidos por estar entre los 6 mejores vinos de Rioja en esta prestigiosa publicación.
RRP £121 Gourmet Hunters
Pujanza Cisma is a sip of history. This is a complex, elegant Tempranillo from a hundred-year-old vineyard, La Valcabada, nestled in a small valley. The 2015 vintage was the earliest vintage in Pujanza, with La Valcabada being one of the first to be harvested, in the third week of September. This explains the high concentration of fruity aromas. In general, the fruit in this wine is more ripe than in the rest of the Pujanza labels, due to the vineyard’s much more Mediterranean character. The result was a long, balanced wine, with all the acidity and complexity that will allow it to age in bottle. Alc 14.5%
Tell us about the origin and history of the estate.
Carlos San Pedro is the fifth generation of a family of growers. He was born and raised among the vines, barrels, and fermentation aromas of his ancestors’ winery, located below the family home.
At the age of 25 he decided to set up his own bodega, thus beginning a project determined to recover the fundamental roots of Rioja, with particular attention to terroir, and the particular features of each vintage. An attempt to return to fresher and more subtle wines, with good backbone. Pujanza wines are only made using Tempranillo and Viura, the indigenous varieties which represent their origin to perfection. In their passage through the bodega, the important thing is for the wine not to lose the link with the vineyard from which it came.
How has it evolved over the years? What are the main principles guiding your production and style?
Expressing the essence of our history and our land through our personal vision – this has been our goal during these past 24 years. We have tried to maintain a balance between the preservation of tradition and our own way of understanding wines. The search for finesse and precision is what guides us. Our philosophy remains the same as at the beginning, but our wines are finer and more precise, much more elegant. 24 years of experience have allied us to each of our plots better and understanding the evolution of the wines. This is the path we want to follow.
In your opinion, what makes Rioja unique and special?
Rioja is the land of a thousand wines, with an incredible diversity of soils, microclimates and landscapes. We also find this richness in the vision and know-how of thousands of winegrowers who work their land with passion, and in the different interpretations that each winery makes of the local grapes. What makes Rioja one of the great wine regions in the world is history and respect for tradition, but also the desire to move forward and do new things. It is a region with so many options that it is impossible to get bored in it. Even if we worked with just one grape variety, we would still be the land of a thousand wines!