La Cueva del Contador 2009

Named after the centuries-old caves or “cuevas” carved out of the hillside below the castle of San Vicente in Sonsierra north of the Ebro, this wine is composed of 91 percent Tempranillo and 9 percent Garnacha. The fruit is sourced from eight different plots that yield about 1.2 kg per vine. Fermentation begins after a three-day cold maceration and the wine is aged for nineteen months in 100 percent new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration.

Tasting Notes

The palate offers flavors of blackberry coulis, Damson plums, Rosemary and well-integrated tannins; this wine is well balanced and youthful with a long powerful finish. Both red and black fruit are pronounced in the nose, but there are also mineral and herbal notes of gravel and lavender.

Production Info
Vineyard name
El Bombon, El Sauco, El Bardallo, San Pablo, La Liende, Ariaisabel, La Rad and La Raicilla.
Training method
Gobelet
Harvest time
Early October
Bottles produced of this wine
9,300
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
91% Tempranillo, 9% Garnacha
Fermentation container
Barrels
Maceration length
3
Type of aging container
Barriques
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
19 months

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