Red Wine Oak Aged
Tempranillo and Mazuelo
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Region: D.O.C. Rioja
Grape Varieties: 91% Tempranillo and 9% Mazuelo (Carignan)
Type: Red Wine, oak aged
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Production: Made from mainly from Tempranillo and a smaller proportion of Mazuelo (also known as Carignan) and sourced from 18 different plots located in the municipalities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Ábalos and Labastida in La Rioja. Harvested exclusively by hand by experienced pickers, the bunches of grapes are first hand selected at the winery and after destemming individual grapes are hand selected again. Fermentation takes place in Oak Vats and stainless steel tanks and ageing in one year French oak barrels during 16 months.
Bodegas Contador was established in 1995 by winemaker and winegrower Benjamin Romeo in a century Cave hewn into the rock beneath the Castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja, where Benjamin produced his first vintage of “La Cueva del Contador”, from then onwards he started to acquire vineyards and plots best suited for growing vines in order to increase his vinification capacity and followed by the building of a new winery in 2008 for this purpose. Today the winery sits at the foot of the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and owns more than 50 different plots comprising of different soils, microclimates, altitudes and clones. www.bodegacontador.com
Tasting Notes: An intense nose of black fruits, spices and licorice followed by a full bodied-palate of cassis fruits, along with coffee and spice flavours and wonderful balanced tannins.
Notes: It is recommended to decant the wine. Enjoy through 2026
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