|70,000 - 90,000 bottles
Other bottle sizes and vintages
£31.45/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
Predicador is a red with a bright, intense colour, which smells of fruit and earth, but also of balsamic notes, menthol and wild herbs; that feeling of being deeply rooted to the earth which is palpable all the way through. This is a concentrated, mature, fresh and complex wine, with a certain minerality (stones), some subtle caramelised sugar notes, liquorice, spices (cloves) and the scent of red roses, and plenty of volume.
Drinking and storing
Decant it at least an hour beforehand, especially while still young, and you will get full enjoyment from this vibrant wine.
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
The wine mellows in French oak barrels, though not new ones, as they have held one wine; balance between fruit and oak every time.
|New and second year
|Type of wood
|Clarification and filtration
|Not clarified / Soft filtering before bottling
The grapes come from vineyards planted with bush vines in various plots such as San Pelayo, La Canoca, Sacramento, Burdarán, San Francisco, San Pablo, Raicilla, Briones, Guiasol, Bodega, La Arena, La Rada, El Hoyo, El Espino, La Liende, Las Llanas, Paulejas, Murmurón, Bardallo and Pangua, all lying within the municipalities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Briones.
|Between 20 and 35 years
Love of the land, respect for deep-rooted traditions, excellent judgement… and passion, lots of passion. Bodega Contador is the very personal commitment that Benjamín Romeo has made to the lands of La Rioja, a young vine grower with an innovative spirit, very well-versed in French and Spanish oenology, and with considerable experience behind him. Involved in the whole process of making his wines (from pruning to designing the labels, and choosing the oak wood used in making...