Nowadays the mention of ‘Reserva’ on a wine labels is associated to the time that a wine has stayed in the winery before the release to the market, and that, according with legislation, needs a mínimum of three years, and, at least one of them being aged in oak barrels. Anyway the “reserva” is a term much older than the legislation and was historically used in Rioja to name the best wines, apart from their ageing, that the wine maker, kept for his own drinking, or for his famiily.
That “reserva”, the selection of the best wines of every vintage, is what Familia Martínez Bujanda offers to their customers through their Barrels Clubs of Finca Valpiedra (Rioja) and Finca Antigua (La Mancha). The possibility to buy exclusive wines that will not be in the market, with which Familia Martínez Bujanda rewards the fidelity of wine lovers that decide to take part of our Barrels Clubs.
FINCA VALPIEDRA CLUB
Familia Martínez Bujanda created Finca Valpiedra Club in 2005 to offer the most faithful customers the possibility to get to a rigorous selection of the best barrels of every vintage that our technical director, Lauren Rosillo, personally chooses.
Finca Valpiedra Club, elaborated with Tempranillo, Graciano and Maturana Tinta, is a limited edition of 30 barrels of the 2008 vintage that the winery offers to their best customers; with the possibility to buy a whole barrel (300 bottles), half a barrel (150 barrels) or a quarter of a barrel (72 bottles).
It is a perfect wine to pair with red meats, roasted lamb, game dishes and semi matured cheeses.
The 2008 vintage, qualified as “very good” by the Consejo Regulador for the entire DOCa Rioja appellation. 2008 was a colder year than the previous ones, both in Rioja as in the rest of Spain and, what gives a certain Atlantic profile to our wines. These sort of fresh vintages are ideal to keep the acidity in Finca Valpiedra and offer a long ageing life to our wines.
To become a club member allows one to get an exclusive wine that will improve with the years for this well proven keeping capacity. The members will enrich their wine libraries or can offer to customers and friends. Possibility exists also to combine the conventional bottling (75 cl.) with the Magnum size (1.5 ltr.) that the experts consider as the best size for the evolution of a great wine. To be a member of the club offers additional advantages, such as direct discounts in other Familia Martínez Bujanda wines, Finca Valpiedra visits or even the use of the social dining-room.
FINCA ANTIGUA CLUB
The Finca Antigua Barrels Club was created with the exceptional 2004 vintage and since then, our technical director, Lauren Rosillo, selects 36 barrels for this Premium club. A unique varietal blend, that cannot be found in the market, of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, aged in new barrels of French oak, makes an elegant and complex ensemble that, as per Lauren Rosillo, faithfully represents the character of the exceptional Finca Antigua vineyards.
Finca Antigua Club is a clean and bright wine, with high aromatic intensity, that shows up by its balsamic and mountain notes, with spicy and Anise Seed notes from ageing in French oak.
The official qualification of the 2008 vintage by the Denominación de Origen La Mancha was “very good”. The climate was colder than the previous years of 2005 or 2006 and the vintage in Finca Antigua was excellent in quality, with a slower ripening and very good characteristics for the ageing.
The winery offers its best customers this singular and exclusive Finca Antigua wine, with the possibility to by a full barrel (300 bottles), half a barrel (150 bottles) or a quarter of a barrel (72 bottles) with the possibility to combine the conventional bottling (75 cl.) with the Magnum size (1.5 ltr) that the experts consider as the best size for the evolution of a great wine.
The members of the Finca Antigua Club will also be able to visit the winery with friends, family and business employees with a meeting room at their disposal, dining room or even lunch at the vineyards or wine tasting of different vintages upon availability.