Viña Cubillo 2014
15.50€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza is a textbook vintage with some aromatic development, notes of fresh blood and some grainy tannins, perhaps less polished than previous vintages, lively and concentrated, a bit harsh. 2014 was a very rainy vintage. This is usually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo matured in well-seasoned, neutral American oak barrels for three years. 150,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2020.
Viña Cubillo is a red wine made from classic Rioja varietals such as Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo and Graciano. This wine is produced by the Bodega López de Heredia Viña Tondonia in the D.O.Ca. La Rioja.
The grapes with which the wine is made come from an estate called Viña Cubillas, more than 40 years old. The estate, like the rest of the estate's vineyards, was acquired by the great-grandfather of the López de Heredia family.
The vineyards are located at 465 metres above sea level, planted on tertiary-age clay-limestone soils.
The grapes are harvested by hand. Viña Cubillo wine is made using a traditional vinification process. The wine is aged for 3 years, subjected to 2 annual rackings and clarified with egg whites before bottling without filtering.
Elegant and refined on the palate, with good volume, structure and freshness, finishing with a fruity balance and well-integrated ageing notes.
A classic red wine from La Rioja
The red wine Viña Cubillo has been produced by the exceptional Bodega López de Heredia Viña Tondonia. This winery is the oldest in the city of Haro, in La Rioja Alta, and one of the first 3 wineries in La Rioja.
Viña Cubillo is the red wine planned to be enjoyed and with a greater versatility at the table.
This wine is the perfect accompaniment to red beans stewed with vegetables and pork, especially on cold days in autumn or winter.
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