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Bodegas Campina Contadero Vinas Centenarias Crianza D.O. Toro

This is a big wine, more "Rioja Gran Reserva" style than a simple Crianza to me. Very deep ruby in colour with a big nose of red fruits. On the palate it is big and full flavoured with the fruit, vanilla, oak and acidty all in balance. If you like big powerful wines this should be right up your street.

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£10.99

Bodegas Campina was formed in 2003 by a collection of local vineyard owners who wanted to produce quality wines. The vineyards were all well established, all at least 40 years old, many far older, and they believed these could produce top quality fruit to create superior wines.

Like Bodega Pago de Cubas above, they also employed top local winemaker Rosa Maria Zarza,

The grapes (Tempranillo) are all sourced from vines over 100 years old at altitude, and the wine spends ten months in oak.This is a big wine, more "Rioja Gran Reserva" style than a simple Crianza to me. Very deep ruby in colour with a big nose of red fruits. On the palate it is big and full flavoured with the fruit, vanilla, oak and acidty all in balance. If you like big powerful wines this should be right up your street. You'd certainly have to pay a lot more than this to find a comparable wine from Rioja.

There will be some sediment as Rosa prefers to leave all the natural goodness in rather than filter it out.


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Location Toro
Winery Pago de Cubas
Winery status Tiny "group of growers" winery
Winemaker Rosa Maria Zarza
Annual production 25,000 bottles
Grapes 100% Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro)
Style Big, concentrated and powerful
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2011
Percentage score
Sulphite level Very Low
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