Elaboration and Aging:
- Color cherry red with a violet edge, very intense and shiny.
- In nose include red and black fruits, fine woods, souvenirs of low mountain, notes of spices and a mineral point.
- In the mouth is powerful , cool Y mature , with volume p leno of fruity sensations . With balanced acidity and sweet tannin that contributes structure Y persistence .
Preacher is drawn with the varieties
, 3% Garnacha
, 2% Graciano
, 2% Mazuelo
. The grapes come from vineyards between 20 and 35 years old, from 12 different plots.
The harvest is done completely manually in small boxes of 14kg. Once collected the grape is transported to the winery within a maximum period of half an hour to avoid oxidation. For the preparation of Preacher, after careful destemming, the grapes ferment in trunk-cone and stainless steel deposits at a temperature of 19-24 ° C for 7-10 days. Finally, after the vinification, Preacher passes one aged 15 months in French oak barrels of 1 wine
For many Benjamin Romeo
is the "wine wizard".
He began as a wine grower who worked for large wineries as Artadi
, and after almost 20 years of the beginning of his personal project with the Bodega Contador
, has achieved that its wines are in the letters of the most expensive restaurants of the world. In 1995 Benjamin acquires a centennial cave under the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja)
. In 1996 he elaborates the first crop of the Cueva del Contador there and begins to buy vines. Meanwhile, to increase the capacity of the cave, the garage of the house of his parents, Andres Romeo and Carmen Hilera, who has dedicated some of his wines, has been conditioned. His international recognition comes through the American critic Robert Parker, who gives 100 points to the 2004 and 2005 harvests of the wine "Contador", made in the garage. Being the maximum qualification granted to a Rioja wine, until then
- Type of Wine
- Wine Style
Red - Powerful and Bold
- Grape Varieties
- Type of Ageing
- Alcohol Content
- Serving Temperature
Ratings and awards
- Robert Parker
- Prizes and previous ratings
93 Parker (2015) | 93 Peñín 2015)
- AporVino Points
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