£17.10/ 0.75 L btl
Viña Cubillo is the shortest aged red wine from Viña Tondonia. Created for a more immediate enjoyment and more versatile on the dining table.
What does this wine taste like?
Aromas delight the nose with sensations of purity, fine leather and winemaking traditions. Aromas which tell you immediately which winery a wine is from, a habitual character of Viña Tondonia wines. Red tile-coloured tones around the rim indicate a well-evolved wine. Flavours and aromas of damp undergrowth, dew-covered fallen leaves, cocoa, cherries in liqueur, liquorice... the list is endless.
|Ruby red / Bright|
|Fresh / Plums / Black pepper / Sweet spices / Eucalyptus / Liquorice|
|Fine / Fresh / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Although it is the younger sibling among the firm's red wines, it deserves to be treated as the great wine it is. For this reason, we recommend decanting briefly before drinking. It is best served around 18ºC in a wide-bowl wine glass with a narrow opening.
It can be laid down for at least a decade without losing any of its qualities.
Viña Cubillo pairs wonderfully with a dish of stewed kidney beans, vegetables and pork, especially on a cold autumn or winter day.
Vegetables / Small game / Wild mushrooms
Ratings and awards
|2012||93 PK||95 SK|
|2011||92 PK||95 SK|
|2010||93 PK||95 SK|
|2009||92 PK||93 SK|
|2008||92 PK||91 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Intetesting rioja. Deep cherry red, slight orange rim. Loads on the nose, oriental spice, vanilla, coconut, dried figs, dates & blackberries, cedar, strawberry and cherry, but with medicinal notes. Cherry on the palate, dried fruits (raisins, figs, dates, blackberry), spicy power but with a very powerful medicinal note. Medium to high acidity, medium intensity & body, high tannin, but clears with air. Soft mouthfeel. Good intro to heredia, but really wanted to love this and instead 'just' enjoyed it
Another excellent wine from Viña Tondonia
I remember when visiting the winery back in 2009 and tasting the first time wines from Viña Tondonia after the tour around their cellar. The tour ended with a tasting of different wines. I'm not sure if I tried the Cubillo back then, but bought a tasting set and tried it back home. That was excellent. Now ordered finally more and this is such an excellent Rioja wine that all Tempranillo fans would love. My favourite is still Viña Tondonia Reserva, but the Cubillo is also excellent. Highly recommend!
Ultra Traditional Rioja
I’ve enjoyed previous vintages of this wine, the entry level red from López de Heredia, and this did not disappoint. Cherry, strawberry, saddle leather and smooth spices were all present in abundance. Fabulous for the price and one i’ll be buying again.
A real star of the Crianzas. Full on Rioja oakiness but really well balanced, deep and smoooooth! I love this wine for the distinctive character of the Bodega. The Cubillo and its big brothers, Bosconia and Tondonia, are all exceptional.
Interesting and enjoyable
Great quality for a crianza, initially leather and Tabacco to the fore, but after a while the red fruit comes to the fore, with a hint of leather and coffee in the background, with good acidity. Good complexity good wine
Viña Cubillo is aged for 3 years in pre-used American oak barrels and decanted twice a year. Egg yolks are used to clarify the wine following traditional winemaking methods.
|Ageing period||36 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Unfiltered|
The vineyard which lends its name to the Viña Cubillo wine is located in Rioja Alta and makes the most of the Atlantic-influenced microclimate. Different varieties are planted in the necessary proportions to ensure that the quality and balance of the resulting wine expresses the character of the terroir.
|Vine age||40 years|
Bodegas R. López de Heredia
R. López de Heredia (Viña Tondonia) is one of the names which inspires most respect and admiration with regard to wineries producing "fine wine". It is, moreover, the oldest winery in the emblematic town of Haro and one of the first three set up in La Rioja.