Bodega Contador

Qué Bonito Cacareaba Rioja White Blend

9.255 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Named after a Spanish rooster, this wine is a highly compelling blend of wine is composed of 50% Garnacha Blanca, 35% Malvasía, and 15% Viura sourced from head-trained vines gown in a mix of alluvial and calcareous soil from the municipalities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Briones with Rioja Alta. The three different grape varieties, harvested at different dates according to ripeness, come from the Leza, Ariasabal, Murmurón, El Sauco, El Bombón y Las and Tasugueras Vineyards. The wine was aged in 225 L New French oak barrels for eight months of lees aging and battonage. This wine opens with bright aromas of lemongrass, lychee, nectarine and star jasmine. Aromatically gratifying and compelling the wine constantly brings you back to the glass for more enjoyment. The unctuous texture entices as the silky wine glides along the mid-palate. Orange rind, Meyer lemon, Gravenstein apple pie and white rose flavors come to mind. This is an absolutely stunning bottling by the talented hands of Benjamin Romeo. Drink 2019-2028- 94

Named after a Spanish rooster, this wine is a highly compelling blend of wine is composed of 50% Garnacha Blanca, 35% Malvasía, and 15% Viura sourced from head-trained vines gown in a mix of alluvial and calcareous soil from the municipalities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Briones with Rioja Alta. The three different grape varieties, harvested at different dates according to ripeness, come from the Leza, Ariasabal, Murmurón, El Sauco, El Bombón y Las and Tasugueras Vineyards. The wine was aged in 225 L New French oak barrels for eight months of lees aging and battonage. This wine opens with bright aromas of lemongrass, lychee, nectarine and star jasmine. Aromatically gratifying and compelling the wine constantly brings you back to the glass for more enjoyment. The unctuous texture entices as the silky wine glides along the mid-palate. Orange rind, Meyer lemon, Gravenstein apple pie and white rose flavors come to mind. This is an absolutely stunning bottling by the talented hands of Benjamin Romeo. Drink 2019-2028- 94

Oct 22nd, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 'Que Bonito Cacareaba’ by Bodega Contador is a stunning effort in this vintage. The wine is a compelling blend of 50% Garnacha Blanca, 35% Malvasía, 15% Viura all sourced from head-trained vines gown in a mix of alluvial and calcareous soil from the districts of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Briones with Rioja Alta. Showing off a golden hue, this exudes a wide range of aromatics, from unripe nectarine to lychee to tangerine zest. The texture is polished and downright unctuous, yeilding flavors of bright pear, pink grapefruit zest, starfruit and lychee that all beautifully connect. This is bright yet highly rich and satisfying. A sensational effort by Benjamin Romeo. Drink 2019-2035- 94

The 'Que Bonito Cacareaba’ by Bodega Contador is a stunning effort in this vintage. The wine is a compelling blend of 50% Garnacha Blanca, 35% Malvasía, 15% Viura all sourced from head-trained vines gown in a mix of alluvial and calcareous soil from the districts of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Briones with Rioja Alta. Showing off a golden hue, this exudes a wide range of aromatics, from unripe nectarine to lychee to tangerine zest. The texture is polished and downright unctuous, yeilding flavors of bright pear, pink grapefruit zest, starfruit and lychee that all beautifully connect. This is bright yet highly rich and satisfying. A sensational effort by Benjamin Romeo. Drink 2019-2035- 94

Feb 19th, 2019
Tom Kobylarz

More depth and power, some minerality and plenty of purity. Though it comes across a little tight, it is more complex than the Predicador Blanco.
70% Garnacha Blanco, 20% Malvasia, 10% Viura
This spent 8 months in new oak.
#contador #rioja

More depth and power, some minerality and plenty of purity. Though it comes across a little tight, it is more complex than the Predicador Blanco.
70% Garnacha Blanco, 20% Malvasia, 10% Viura
This spent 8 months in new oak.
#contador #rioja

Dec 31st, 2015
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.3

More burgundy than rioja but freakin delicious nonetheless

More burgundy than rioja but freakin delicious nonetheless

Dec 10th, 2014
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.4

Nice

Nice

Oct 16th, 2014
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

8.5

Wow! 2011 Cacareaba white Rioja .. Depth, length, Yumminess. Didn't look like 15% Alc #filthygoodvino

Wow! 2011 Cacareaba white Rioja .. Depth, length, Yumminess. Didn't look like 15% Alc #filthygoodvino

Dec 11th, 2013
Greg Giere

YUM 😍

YUM 😍

Dec 14th, 2017
Arden Barnett

Quite the birthday dinner. By far the best wine paring I have ever had with a dinner. Now it’s time to go run the Chicago Marathon! Super funky white Rioja. Grenache Blanc aged in American oak. Had a crazy barn/Hay funk on the nose.

Quite the birthday dinner. By far the best wine paring I have ever had with a dinner. Now it’s time to go run the Chicago Marathon! Super funky white Rioja. Grenache Blanc aged in American oak. Had a crazy barn/Hay funk on the nose.

Oct 12th, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Jun 28th, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Jun 27th, 2019