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La Cueva del Contador

La Cueva del Contador
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La Cueva del Contador
Non certified organic
Red wine Barrel.
  • Winery: Contador
  • D.O.: Rioja
  • Variety: Tempranillo
  • Volume: 75 cl.

Available vintages of La Cueva del Contador

  • La Cueva del Contador 2014
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  • La Cueva del Contador 2013
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Characteristics of La Cueva del Contador

La Cueva del Contador is a marvellous red wine from La Rioja D.O region. It is produced by the Contador Winery, which is a project by the renowned winemaker Benjamín Romeo. Benjamín founded the winery in 1995, producing the first vintages of La Cueva del Contador in a small wine cellar under the Castillo de San Vincente de la Sonsierra.

Formerly these caves used to store and preserve wines. The name Contador, or ´Counter´ pays homage to the people who sat at the entrance and literally had to count the wine that entered.

La Cueva del Contador is solely made with Tempranillo grapes, grapes that come from 7 small plots owned by the winery, which can be found in the towns of San Vincente de la Sonriera and Ábalos. The vines grow on different arcillo-calcareous soils and the altitudes and microclimates of the region allow for a very complex wine.

One noticable highlight of Contador winery is the meticulous attention paid to every detail. Benjamin Romeo himself personally oversees the entire process, from the soil care of the vineyard to the label design.

Once in the winery the grapes go through a double selection table, where twice the best bunches are selected. This is to ensure only the best quality grapes are used in the wine.

They are then cold macerated at about 17 ° C for 4 days and then fermented at a controlled temperature of between 17 and 25 ° C temperature for 8 days.

After the fermentation process, La Cueva del Contador is aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels made of the best French coopers. It is Benjamin himself who, with his eye for detail, personally selects the best oak barrels to use.


La Cueva del Contador is a deep complex wine. A modern rioja, very expressive of terroir. We recommend to decant two hours before you can enjoy it in its fullness.

Alcohol: 15.5%
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Game stew, Iberian ham, Game animals, Roasted red meats, Mature cheese, Game birds

Tasting notes La Cueva del Contador

Sight Nice and bright dark cherry colour with a medium-high robe. Abundant slow-falling tears. Nose High intensity nasal aromas. Its powerful notes of ripe red and black fruit stand out in a very nice balance with the notes provided during its ageing in new French oak barrels for 18-20 months. Its spicy, balsamic and mineral notes provide complexity to the set. Taste It has a nice and powerful attack and a very fruity mid-palate with very well integrated wooden aromas. A well-bodied, elegant, long and round wine with a great structure. Highly recommendable.
Sight Nice and bright dark cherry colour with a medium-high robe. Abundant slow-falling tears. Nose High intensity nasal aromas. Its powerful notes of ripe red and black fruit stand out in a very nice balance with the notes provided during its ageing in new French oak barrels for 18-20 months. Its spicy, balsamic and mineral notes provide complexity to the set. Taste It has a nice and powerful attack and a very fruity mid-palate with very well integrated wooden aromas. A well-bodied, elegant, long and round wine with a great structure. Highly recommendable.
Sight Nice dark cherry colour with a medium-high robe. Thin and elegant tears.
Nose In the nose, this is a deep and refined, complex wine, full of nuances. Its notes of red and black fruit stand out along with spicy, mineral and balsamic touches wrapped in very well integrated wooden aromas. Taste It has an elegant attack and a serious and silky mid palate with a good balance between maturity and freshness. It shows a very powerful and refined finish.
Sight High intensity ruby red colour. It is bright and shows thin tears.
Nose High intensity, deep nasal aromas with outstanding notes of red and black fruit. A mineral, subtle and elegant red wine with very well integrated wooden notes. Taste In the palate, this wine is fresh and mature at the same time. It is deep and fleshy. It shows an elegant structure with an excellent balance between acidity and tannins. Tasty, elegant wine with a long and persistent finish.
Sight In dark cherry color, bright and clean. Slight and slow tear. Nose Aromatic intensity. Lots of ripe black fruit, well integrated wood, with notes of coffee, milk and a mineral touch. Taste Elegant wine, round and deep, powerful and meaty. Good structure, with well balanced acidity and good fruit with a spicy touch. Long and persistent finish.

Ratings

  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 94
  • Parker 95
  • Parker 94
  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 95
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 94
  • Decántalo 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Winespectator 89

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Rioja

2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good

Reviews

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Winery Contador

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