Carlos San Pedro, owner and technical director of Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza, is also the forth generation of a family of vine-growers, wine-makers and wine merchants of Laguardia. Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza is his more personal project. A dream which was born during his childhood and has gone taking shape with the years until become a splendid fact. In 1998, Carlos already has in property 15 has of vineyard and decides to produce his first own wine, his first Pujanza.
Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza is located in Laguardia, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, both for its cultural and historical heritage and for the people who live and work its lands.
Winery is situated at the foot of Sierra de Cantabria, surrounded by some of most characteristic vineyards, in an area where altitude starts to be a limiting factor for this crop. It is an exclusive place to contemplate a lovely view from the hill of Laguardia and witness the evolution of the vineyard during the year. Sierra de Cantabria is not only the north border of the Designation. It also operates as a natural frontier for villages and crops of this area creating a perfect climate for the vines.
Pujanza has in property 40 has. of vineyard, all of them in Laguardia, from which we produced all of our wines. We cultivate only Tempranillo, an indigenous red grape variety from Rioja, except in one very special vineyard where we cultivate Viura, white grape variety, to produce our only white wine, Añadas Frías.
Pujanza winemaking follows traditional process with an accurate control. Fermentation takes place in 15.000 L. stainless steel vats, excluding Pujanza Cisma and Añadas Frías. Pujanza Cisma is elaborated in a 1.700 kg. barrel box, an structure of stainless steel with faces made ofoak staves, and Añadas Frías is made and aged in two barrels of 225 and 500 L.