Cuentaviñas - Tinto Fino Ribera del Duero 2020


Cuentaviñas Tinto Fino represents a variety very well acclimated to an area with extreme temperatures in which this poor soil prints a blacker fruit character, a docile and imposing structure without losing freshness and balance.

Practicing organic traditional viticulture. All of the vineyards are head-trained and dry-farmed. Due to the small size of the project, all viticultural duties including pruning, leaf pulling, plowing by horse, selecting cover crops, and digging soil pits are all carried out by Eduardo.

The grapes undergo rigorous double-manual sorting, both before and after destemming. The whole berries ferment spontaneously in 3,000L French oak vats, with very gentle extraction via pigeage. Total maceration lasts around 20 days. Gentle pressing in a vertical basket press. Late malolactic fermentation (May-June) in neutral 500L French puncheon. 

Aged for 12 month in 500L neutral French puncheon and 8 months in concrete vat.

For many years Eduardo Eguren was in charge of production of his family's wines at Teso la Monja. As a result, he is loves the expression of Duero Valley Tempranillo, and in 2019 he released his first bottling of old vine Tinto Fino from a collection of tiny parcels planted at high altitudes in some of the oldest terroirs of Ribera.

"A really drinkable Ribera del Duero that shows restraint and finesse. Dark cherries and grilled herbs with a hint of white pepper and cocoa powder. Full and supple with fine, precise tannins. Very long, persistent and rather intellectual." - 95 points, James Suckling

"Rubycolored in the glass, this wine has aromas of purple flowers, especially violet, cassis, and dried Mediterranean herbs. It has flavors of ripe red and black fruits, brown baking spices and vanilla. It is full bodied in the mouth, with a silky tannic structure and a finish that goes on and on." - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast

Producer: Cuentaviñas

Country: Spain

Region: Castilla y León

Varietal: Tempranillo

Appellation: Ribera del Duero

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml