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Predicador

Predicador
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Predicador
Red wine Aged in wood. 15 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Aged in wood. 15 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Predicador

Predicador is a red wine from the Bodega Contador in the D.O La Rioja.

Bodega Contador is a personal project created by Benjamín Romeo, one of the most outstanding Spanish winemakers of his time. His talent was discovered for two consecutive vintages of his garage wine 'Contador' (2004-2005) which obtained 100 parker points, a remarkable feat.

With Bodegas Contador, in San Vicente de Sonsierra (La Rioja), Benjamín Romeo wants to give a sense of continuity to a unique and personal style based on the attention to each tiny detail iin the production of his wines.

The wine Predicador is produced from Tempranillo and a pinch of Garnache. The vines are 20 to 35 years old, from 12 separate fields.

The vines are cultivated according to ecological and sustainable agricultures principles, organic fertilisers are used. The vines are treated only when absolutely essential and with non-residual products.

The harvest is completed entirely by hand, in small containers. Once picked and transported to the winery within 30 minutes to avoid oxidation.

For production of Predicador, after a careful destemming process, the grape ferments in cone shaped containers and in stainless steel containers at 19-24ºC for 7-10 days.

Lastly, Predicador is aged for 15 months in French oak.
Predicador is a great pretence to discover some of the excellent wines produced by Benjamín Romeo.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Semi-mature Cheese, Sheep cheese, Large game, Grilled red meats

Tasting notes Predicador

Predicador 2017 is a mature red wine with a nose of ripe red fruits, menthol and herbaceous notes with a background of wet ground. On the palate it is unctuous, velvety and very elegant. A balanced wine that stands out for its ripe tannins, freshness and minerality.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
Sight Intense cherry red with purple reflections. Nose Intense and complex, highlights of red and black fruit aromas harmonized with fine roasted notes. Herbal and mineral base, very consistent. Taste Full-flavoured and fresh. Embracing and juicy with fruity and spicy notes. Flavoursome tannins and very good acidity. A fine and elegant wine.
Sight A very bright picota red colour. Nose
Taste Predicator is a powerful, fresh and ripe wine. Lots of fruit, very well balanced acidity, and very sweet tannins. A very fine and delicate wine.
Sight A very bright picota red colour. Nose Red and black fruit, fine woods, spices, mineral, scrub. An explosion of complex aromas. Taste Predicator is a powerful, fresh and ripe wine. Lots of fruit, very well balanced acidity, and very sweet tannins. A very fine and delicate wine.
Sight Beautiful medium-intensity cherry colour with ruby red edges. Very clean and very bright. Abundant tears. Nose Clean, crispy and balanced nasal aromas. Its intense notes of juicy red fruit turn into riper notes of black fruit which get increasingly mixed with some aromas of spices and coffee and some notes of undergrowth and liquorice. Tasty toasted and smoked notes. Its frefreshing balsamic notes appear on a light mineral background. Taste A wine with a great evolution in the palate. It has a soft attack and after a silky mid palate, it becomes wider. It has a long and tasty mid palate marked by the juicy notes of spicy black fruit with hints of confiture and elegant toasted aromas. Long and very persistent finish with very nice mineral hints.  Predicador 2010 is a red wine with a great value (and pleasure) for money.
Sight Beautiful scarlet cherry colour with purple edges. Very clean and bright wine with thin tears that stain the glass. Nose Good intensity aromas, among which the intense notes of juicy black fruit are mixed with abundant spicy notes, coffee, liquorice and aromas of underbrush. Delicious roasted and smoked nuances are also felt on its elegant mineral background of balsamic notes.
Taste It has a light and wide attack and a silky and very tasty mid palate. Juicy spiced black fruit with some notes of jam and elegant toasted aromas. Fresh wine with a correct acidity. It has noble but still drying tannins. Its lingering finish leaves a nice mineral aftertaste. A very nice and sweety wine with a great value for money.
Sight Intense cherry colour. High robe. Bright and continuous legs that dye the glass.
Nose

Aromatic intensity. Good black fruit accompanied by notes of spice and hints of the oak. Balsamic touches that provide freshness.

Taste Strong attack. Juicy and very sweet mid palate. Fresh and with good acidity. Mineral aftertaste. Long and very persistent.
Sight Guinda picota very intense. Nose Aroma of good intensity, with the wood (toasted) in the foreground and memories of pastries on a fund in which a good guess black fruit and a touch floral. Taste The palate shows good structure, correct acidity, good fruit expression and a notable final. A modern Rioja like the wine Lanzaga 2006.

Ratings

  • Atkin 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Atkin 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Atkin 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 91
  • Winespectator 88

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2018 Excellent
2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
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
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Bodega Contador

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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