Technical Sheet Bodegas Contador
Type of Wine: Red
Brand: The Counter Cave
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Bottle type: Bordeaux
Capacity (cl): 75
Graduation (% vol.): 14,50
Regions: Denomination Rioja
Barrel type: French oak
Permanence in Barrel: 18 months
Operating temperature : 16º-18º C.
Population: San Vicente de la Sonsierra
The acquisition of vineyards and plots suitable for growing vines is Benjamin's passion. Bodega Contador has more than fifty plots with different soils, microclimates, orientations, altitudes, varieties and clones, which make it possible to obtain wines of great complexity. Most of the vines are conducted by glass, the pruning method traditionally used in La Rioja.
The winegrowers of Bodega Contador leave a single bud per thumb, to limit production and enhance the quality of the grape.The land is tilled an average of six times a year, between pruning and ripening, depending on the circumstances. of each season.
The tillage includes various jobs, among which there are some specific to viticulture, such as chopping the vine shoots. The land is fertilized for only a few years, and always with organic matter made by Bodega Contador's own winegrowers from sheep manure. All work in the vineyards is organic, respectful and sincere.
Tasting Notes The counter cave
It is a brilliant wine with a high-layer blackberry red color. On the nose it is fine and deep. Red and black fruits stand out with hints of spice, minerals and balsamic notes, as well as notes of roasted and chocolate. With the wood very well integrated. The palate is fine and well balanced in terms of maturity and freshness. It has a very powerful and long finish. Very elegant.