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Viña Cubillo 2013

Viña Cubillo

2013
A small yet great classic
93
SUCKLING
x6 -5%

£17.10

/ 0.75 L btl

(£16.25 x6)

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production99,000 bottles

The wine

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.  

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Ruby red / Bright
Bouquet
Fresh / Plums / Black pepper / Sweet spices / Eucalyptus / Liquorice
Mouth
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.

18ºC

Food pairing

Viña Cubillo pairs wonderfully with a dish of stewed kidney beans, vegetables and pork, especially on a cold autumn or winter day.

cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
caza
Game
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats

Vegetables / Small game / Wild mushrooms

Ratings and awards

201393 SK
201293 PK95 SK
201192 PK95 SK
201093 PK95 SK
200992 PK93 SK
200892 PK91 SK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

I was quite impressed by the 2012 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza, a classical Rioja that is nicely crafted, with less aging in barrel than the rest of reds and therefore with more fruit character and less López de Heredia signature. This was born as a red for tapas, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo with 13.5% alcohol. It matured in well-seasoned American oak barrels for three years. It has ripe fruit (black rather than red) without excess and a pinch of spices and a twist of oak. 94,500 bottles produced. There are seven lots of this. I tasted a bottled that was filled in May 2018.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2012 - 93 PARKER

Pale ruby with black tinges. Robust and far from sophisticated but it’s straightforward rough-edged rioja that is still going strong at nine years old. Briary finish.

— Jancis Robinson (18/03/2015)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2006 - 16 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.3/5
77 reviews
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Winemaking

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 period36 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodAmerican oak
Clarification and filtrationUnfiltered

Vineyards

Viña Cubillas

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 age40 years
SoilCalcareous-clay
ClimateAtlantic

The winery

Bodegas R. López de Heredia

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.

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