Despite being aged for more than 3 years in wooden vats, Viña Cubillo is the entry-level wine of the legendary winery Bodegas López Heredia – Viña Tondonia
Harvested was carried out gradually, according to the ripeness level of each plot. Once in the cellar, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks. After that, Viña Cubillo Crianza 2010 was aged for 3 to 4 years in wooden vats with two yearly rackings.
Bottled in April 2017, this Crianza red wine was further aged for 24 months in the bottle.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking. Drink until 2024.
The red wine Viña Cubillo Crianza has an intense cherry colour with a garnet rim.
An excellent Crianza red wine from La Rioja, it showcases aromas of red and black fruit, alongside notes of sweet spices, leather, toast and Havanna cigars over a liquorice background.
Fresh and light, this red wine from López de Heredia has a seamless texture and an excellent balance. The toasted notes are more prominent on the palate, enlivened by hints of wild berries, some vegetal remembrances and a classy touch of tobacco. Savoury tannins, excellent acidity and long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Deep, well-crafted and easy-to-drink this Viña Cubillo Crianza 2010 by Viña Tondonia truly squares the circle. Pair with cured meats or casseroles.
Viña Cubillo Crianza 2009:
Enterwine 91. Parker 92.
Viña Cubillo Crianza 2008:
Parker 92. Enterwine 90.
Viña Cubillo Crianza 2007:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||36|
|Other guides||T. Atkin 91.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 65%, Garnacha 25%, Mazuelo 5%, Graciano 5%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables, Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
This wine is not only cheap. It is excellent. A crossbreed of Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Amazing Rioja quality for the money.