Benjamin Romeo the genius behind Bodega Contador

Posted by bodegacontador on June 6th, 2019

Benjamin Romeo the genius behind Bodega Contador


One of the famed houses of Spain, bodega contador is founded by the creative genius, Benjamin Romeo. Romeo worked as winemaker at Artadi between 1985 and 2000, before starting his Contador project. Situated in and around San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Benjamin has 7 hectares, half devoted to La Vina de Andres, and the other half divided between 20 plots averaging 130 square feet with vines up to 100 years old. The wins are truly some of the best out of Rioja. It is hard to describe his winemaking style, which is modern and pushes the limits of the region.

Romeo has crafted some scintillating wines from exciting new vintages in Rioja which show new world richness as well as wonderful old world refinement and elegance. Across the board, Romeo hits a home run with his new release wines. A tremendous value Rioja Blanco, the 2014 Bodega Contador ‘La Cueva del Contador’ Rioja (WWB, 96) is one of the best wines I have ever sampled from Rioja. The wine has incredible poise, tension and weight. It is a truly spectacular bottling that is not to be missed. more. Learn more about these very special wines at Here are the fantastic new wines by Bodega Contador.


2015 'Qué Bonito Cacareaba’ White Wine


The ‘Que Bonito Cacareaba’ by Bodega Contador is a stunning effort. Named after the rooster cry, 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 to this wine is polished and the mouthfeel is downright unctuous. Bright pear, pink grapefruit zest, starfruit and lychee flavors all beautifully connect. This is bright yet highly rich and satisfying. It is simply a stunning effort by Benjamin Romeo. Drink 2018-2030- 94

2014 ‘La Cueva del Contador’ Rioja


The 2014 ‘La Cueva del Contador is one of the best Rioja wines that I have sampled over the past five years. Right away you are drawn to the inky color. The nose is highly perfumed with amazing range. Black tea, Asian spice, blackberry cobbler and milk chocolate aromas all marvelously come together in the glass. The palate is sexductive and deep offering a generous, silky mouthfeel. Wild blackberry jam, mocha, anise, cran-orange and hints of dried sage all impress. This is a complete wine made by the talented Benjamin Romeo. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this at least a two plus hour decant. This has an exceedingly long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2040- 96


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