CONTADOR - La Cueva Del Contador 2017

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Wine Description

Aroma After dark fruits, caramel and vanilla..
Color La Cueva Del Contador presents itself in a cherry red, opaque shade.
Palate Balanced with medium acidity. The high alcohol content of 15 vol% gives the wine a powerful body.
Overall result A young red wine, balanced and powerful with a full-bodied palate and medium lingering finish.
Match with Pan fried, poultry, game and terrines. An approachable red wine that can be enjoyed alone.
Alcohol 15 vol%


Region D.O. La Rioja
Vintage 2017
Grape Varieties 94% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano
Soil Clay-limestone soils
Height Approx. 500m above sea level.
Climate Mild with an Atlantic character and Mediterranean and continental currents.
Harvest Hand picking



Maturation 19 months in French oak barrels.
Fermentation In oak barrels with native yeasts.



Robert Parke 94+/100
Guia Penin 95/100
Tim Atkins 95/100
Suckling 92/100



Luis Gutierréz the critic Robert Parker writes:

"I love the luscious and expressive 2017 La Cueva del Contador, a taste of what's to come with big brother in this difficult year. It's floral and perfumed, elegant and powerful, with some spicy oak and a surprisingly velvety texture, with superfine tannins and great purity and balance. Here you don't feel the 15% alcohol, all components are harmonious. Like the rest of the red wines, it was fermented in oak barrels with local yeasts and aged in new barrels, in this case for 19 months. He reminded me of the brilliant 2012. I consider it a real triumph over the year's adverse conditions. 12,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in June 2019."

  • SKU: 01-70-005-02
  • In Stock: 4
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Product Type: Rotwein
  • Brand: Contador

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