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Rioja Collección nº2 La Canoca 2011 Benjamín Romeo

Full Body Red

The wine opens with notes of ripe black fruits, violets, cloves and cedar. On the palate it is powerful and complex with a silky touch, it has a nice volume and fine tannins that lengthen it to the finish that lasts for a long time.

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Characteristics & Details


Grape Variety

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo





Wine Region

Sub Region

About this wine

The grapes to produce the Rioja Colección nº2 La Canoca Benjamín Romeo are harvested manually in October and then destemmed. The vinification takes place with the fermentation at controlled temperature in 100 hl truncated cone wooden vats. The wine ages for 24 to 30 months in French oak barrels then 36 months in the bottle, without any type of filtration or clarification.The La Canoca is made with a blend of grapes from the La Canoca plot, in the Riojan city of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. A vineyard located under a hill that protects it from the elements with over 50 years old vines.
From humble beginnings making wine in his family garage and maturing his first wine Cueva de Contador in an ancient cave, Benjamin Romeo has quickly become one of Rioja’s most impressive winemakers. Despite only founding Bodega Contador in 1995, over the past couple of decades Romeo has achieved every winemaker’s ultimate dream not once but twice: his 2004 and 2005 Contador wines received perfect 100 point scores from legendary American wine critic Robert Parker. Thanks to these successes Romeo was able to further expand his operation and in 2008 he built a state-of-the-art winery designed by Hector Herrera in the charming village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Here he uses a thoroughly modern winemaking approach to craft elegant yet powerful Riojas which speak eloquently of the terroir. Romeo carefully vinifies the grapes from 62 individual vineyard sites separately and ages the young wines in new French oak for up to 20 months. Romeo’s flagship wine is the Contador which is crafted from the finest fruit of each vintage and aged in oak for 18-20 months.

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