The Predicador : a red wine from Rioja produced by Contador - Benjamín Romeo that is made with mazuelo, graciano and tempranillo. The Predicador is the ideal red to combine with ragout and semi-cured cheese. Drinks&Co users rate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points.
- View: Displays a garnet red high intensity and very bright
- Nose: red and black fruit stand, fine woods, memories of scrubland, spicy and mineral notes; showing great complexity
- Mouth: is powerful and fresh, high-volume, full of fruity sensations
Bodega Contador's story begins in 1995, when the winemaker and viticulturist Benjamin Romeo acquires a centuries-old cave under the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja)
In 1996 there develops the first harvest of their wine "La Cueva del Contador" and start shopping for vineyards vintner project
During the following years carried out a minimum scale vinification in the cave and continues to acquire vineyards
In 1999 he produced the first vintage of their wine "Counter"
In 2000, after checking the good reception in the market and specialized media these first wines, Benjamin decided to devote himself exclusively to his personal project
Benjamin Romeo is in love with the cinema
Among his favorite actors / directors are Clint Eastwood who wanted to pay a tribute to the name of this wine and its label, referring to his film "Pale Rider"
Type: Red wine aged Grape: 93% Tempranillo / 7% Grenache D.O.Ca .: Rioja Storage: Storage Counter Municipality (Province): San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Briones and Labastida (La Rioja)
Preparation: Fermented in oak vats and stainless steel Aging: 17 months in barrels of French oak wine
Evolution in the bottle: Long term
Serving temperature: 16 - 18 ° C
Presentation: Bottle 75 cl
With balanced acidity and sweet tannin that gives structure and persistence
While it is a very fine and delicate wine.”
“Intense cherry color, aromas of stewed fruit, herbs, bread and fig. Feeling macerated fruit, prunes, tobacco, smoke and licorice. Very tasty and round tannins balance that provides an elegant French oak and own grapes. long finish.”
“Robert Parker talks about this wine as a "Do not Miss it" and a finish that lasts for 30 seconds. We can confirm this but allee. In our opinion one of the best Rioja's when you take into consideration price”
“The youngest of Benjamin Romeo makes wine. A wine is not as complex as other wines from this winemaker: Contador or La Viña de Andres Romeo. A very nice wine, modern character, which has been created to reach the public.”