SPAIN | RIOJA ALAVESA | PUJANZA
ABOUT BODEGAS PUJANZA
Founded by Carlos San Pedro in 1998 at the age of 25 with 15 Hectares inherited from his family, Bodegas Pujanza has become in just over two decades a true “First-Growth” in Rioja Alavesa, making unforgettable estate-grown single-vineyard, high-altitude wines that showcase exuberant fruit, finesse and beautiful integration. Over the years, Carlos tirelessly sourced and acquired some of the most unique old-vine plots in the region adding up to nearly 40 Hectares.
Carlos San Pedro's wines have been internationally recognized by the world's top critics, consistently applauding his dedication to crafting truly authentic Rioja Alavesa wines where each parcel's unique soil and characteristics are directly translated into the personality of the wine.
"Everything we do in the bodega is conceived in order to ensure the wine does not lose its connection with the vineyard. We believe in the terroir".
ABOUT RIOJA ALAVESA
Rioja Alavesa is the smallest of the three wine-producing sub-regions in Rioja, Spain. It is situated to the north of the River Ebro. The ash-colored Cantabrian mountains dominate the landscape here, towering over the zone to the north. It is the closest of the three sub-zones to the Atlantic Ocean and thus the one most influenced by its cooling effects. The soil on the slopes and terraces where the vines are grown is rich in chalky clay and limestone, resulting in wines that are characterful and rich in extract. Annual rainfall is 20 inches on average, which forces the roots to burrow deep into the soil in search of water.