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Viña Cubillo 2011

Viña Cubillo

2011
Rioja (Spain)
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The grapes, from vines aged about 40 years old, which are used in the making of Viña Cubillo come fr...

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£11.09

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Viña Cubillo 2011

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2011

Review

The grapes, from vines aged about 40 years old, which are used in the making of Viña Cubillo come from the Viña Cubillas estate, owned by the López de Heredia family and in their hands for the last three generations. It gives rise to grapes of superior quality that are destined for the production of the "junior" among the Viña Tondonias. Despite being the company's youngest red, it has aged for 3 years in old barrels; perhaps this is the reason why Viña Cubillo reminds us more of a Reserva or a Gran Reserva than a Crianza, the term used for its release onto the market. Time has always been a good friend to López de Heredia and this is going to be no exception.

The blend comprising the four classic red Rioja grape varieties undergoes 2 rackings a year and the wine is clarified using egg whites, as tradition dictates. Bottles made of green glass are preferred, highlighting its traditional character and there's no filtration, so that it reaches our glasses pure and bright, and a lovely ruby colour. On the nose it appears light as well as complex; it smells of wild red strawberries and liquorice, earth, mushrooms and leather. On the palate, it's very fine from start to finish, with the remarkable acidity the wine conveys strengthening its balance. It reveals greater volume than might have been expected from first sight and expands, enveloping the palate in a silky, delicate texture. Hints emerge of plums, morello cherries, vanilla, tobacco and a subtle minerality so typical of the Rioja area. It persists, then leaves behind it a delightful flourish of freshness and complexity, a clear sign of a classic wine and a historic house. Decant it, and enjoy it all the more.

Food pairing

Vegetables / Small game / Wild mushrooms

Vineyard

  • Vine age:40 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay
  • Climate:Atlantic

Production

  • Ageing period:36 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:American oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Unfiltered

Tasting notes

  • ViewBright / Ruby red
  • Bouquet:Sweet spices / Fresh / Liquorice / Plums / Black pepper / Eucalyptus
  • Mouth:Persistent / Fresh / Fine

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:18ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Werner (19 Jul) - Vintage 2011

Mijn huisklassieker

De instapwijn van Lopez de Heredia familie. Rode wijn die je nooit telleurstelt. Voor die prijs een voltreffer.

by: Andy Pulford (7 Jun) - Vintage 2011

Top Rioja

This is a classy Rioja at an excellent price. Full bodied, flavoursome and long in length. Drink on it’s own, with your own version of tapas or an evening meal, perfect for all.

by: gerardo (15 Sep) - Vintage 2011

ottima relazione qualità/prezzo

questo è un ottimo vino da tavola che invecchia alla grande. sta quasi tra i vini da tavola e i grandi vini. Uno dei migliori vini visto il rapporto qualità/prezzo

by: Wilfried Karl (26 Aug) - Vintage 2011

Rioja Klassiker

Dieser sehr traditionell ausgebaute Rioja ist meiner Meinung nach jeden Cent wert. Er ist sicherlich kein Schmeichler, sondern hat seine Ecken und Kanten. Hierzu gehört auch seine deutlich wahrnehmbare Säurestruktur. welche nach einigen Minuten Luftkontakt harmonisch eingebunden erscheint. Leider sind Riojas dieses Stils heute nur noch selten zu finden.

by: Nacho Zaballos (21 Jul) - Vintage 2011

Clasico

Como he dicho, un clasico de Rioja a un precio excepcional. Con el deje de los Riojas de siempre, amable, amaderado y muy facil de beber. Seguro que lo disfrutas.

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