2018 Benjamín Romeo Colección Nº 4 Garnacha de La Dehesa

184.95 152.85
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Year 2018
Grape Garnacha Grenache
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2033
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Contador is one of the crown jewels of Rioja, blessed by the legendary 100 points of guru Robert Parker Jr.'s tasting team, over two consecutive vintages: 2004 and 2005 and thereafter only wines between 95-100 points. It is the work of Benjamin Romeo, who has managed to realize the potential of Rioja. to show when you produce in very short runs with only focus on the very best.

The Benjamín Romeo Colección Nº 4 Garnacha de La Dehesa is the only 100% Garnacha in the collection. It is a very stylish, elegant and powerful expression of the grape from a vineyard planted in 1900 on sandstone soils with the depth and concentration of the old vines. So these are still original not grafted
Pre-phylloxera vines predate that almost all vines in Europe have been destroyed by the grape aphid (on sandy soils the aphid could not dig its holes) - There is a lot of strength and concentration, but there is freshness and finesse. Despite the relatively high alcohol that often occurs with Garnacha, the freshness and acidity ensure that it does not come across that way at all and is very balanced. A maximum of 2,400 bottles will also come from this unique plot, which were only released at the beginning of 2021.

Vineyard for 2018 Benjamín Romeo Colección Nº 4 Garnacha de La Dehesa

The beginning in the cave (1996-2000)
The Bodega CONTADOR story begins in 1995, when winemaker Benjamin Romeo purchases an ancient cave under the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra - La Rioja. He made his first wine "La Cueva Del Contador" from his 1996 harvest. In 1999, the first year of the now renowned top wine "Contador" is a fact.

The garage (2001-2007)
2001 is the year that, in addition to the cave, Benjamin Romeo also furnishes the garage of his childhood home in San Vicente for winemaking, with which he is able to increase production capacity. Robert Parker awards the 2004 and 2005 volumes of "Contador", made in the garage, with the highest rating possible: 100 points and the international prestige of Benjamin Romeo wines is a fact.

Bodega CONTADOR (2008-present)
The new bodega will open on June 21, 2008, located at the foot of the San Vicente de la Sonsierra, surrounded by a diversity of vineyards that include unique wines such as "Predicador, La Cueva Del Contador, La Viña De Andres Romeo and Contador and " Qué Bonito Cacareaba" .

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Grape Garnacha, Grenache
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2033
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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