Red Wine Cueva Tinto 2020

Natural red wine from Utiel-Requena. Blend of Bobal and Tempranillo aged for 7 months in stainless steel tanks.
On lees. 7 Months mixing in stainless steel
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Bobal, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Cueva
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Product Description

Coming from DO Utiel-Requena, Valencia, Cueva Tinto is a totally indigenous and charmingly geeky low-sulfite red wine produced by Bodegas Cueva, one of most respected natural wine producers in Spain.

The charismatic Mariano of Bodegas Cueva crafted this Spanish red wine basically from the native variety Bobal, which he blended with a 10% Tempranillo. The grapes are sourced from vineyards with sandy-limestone soils grown at 650-700 metres of altitude.

Hand-picked and fully destemmed, the grape bunches were macerated with the skins for 15 days with a single pump-over. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts in a carbonic environment. After that, this red wine from Utiel-Requena was kept for 7 months on lees in the diposits.

Finally, the red wine Cueva Tinto 2020 was bottled unfined and unfiltered, hence it is advisable to decant it.

An excellent way to get a taste of this wine producing style, this no sulphites added wine will pair excellently with meat recipes, cold cuts and mediuma aged cheeses.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Cueva Tinto is medium purple with some reddish reflections.


This blend of Bobal and Tempranillo opens tight, but after some aeration it really starts delivering, with aromas of ripe cherries and sour berries, some earthy and floral notes and a suggestion of bitter herbs.


Very well crafted, this wine of Bodegas Cueva is fruit-forward and full of life, with a fizzy feel and an exhilarating mid palate. Berryish and gently herbal, with a note of violets and a medium-long earthy finish.

Our personal opinion

The impeccable red wine Cueva Tinto 2020 shows that natural wine producers have definitely come of age.

Year 2020
Type Red
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Is this product free of sulfites? Yes
Ageing On lees
Type of ageing Months mixing in stainless steel
Number of months aged in Barrels 7
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Percentage of variety Bobal 90%, Tempranillo 10%.
Pairings Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Eggs, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Lively and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
1 Review
Lovely natural wine
Liquorice and black fruit with a salty and mineral touch. Medium-bodied, fresh and full of energy!
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