La Cueva Del Contador presents itself in a cherry red, opaque shade.
Balanced with medium acidity. The high alcohol content of 15 vol% gives the wine a powerful body.
A young red wine, balanced and powerful with a full-bodied palate and medium lingering finish.
Pan fried, poultry, game and terrines. An approachable red wine that can be enjoyed alone.
D.O. La Rioja
94% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano
Approx. 500m above sea level.
Mild with an Atlantic character and Mediterranean and continental currents.
19 months in French oak barrels.
In oak barrels with native yeasts.
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."
Known for its laid-back, Mediterranean lifestyle, the Iberian Peninsula has plenty to offer. In addition to exclusive wines, you will also find sparkling cavas, selected sherries, dessert wines and the highest quality olive oils in our range, as well as selected balsamic vinegars with which we would like to bring a piece of Spain to your home.