Cerro las Cuevas 2018

VINEYARDS Grapes from our vineyards in Ollauri, in the areas known as "Las Laderas" and "Calitrancos", where the vines date back 90 years and grow in very narrow area on a steep slope. Mixture of varieties in the following approximate proportion: 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 3% Mazuelo and 5% Garnacha. Limestone soil, with pebbles on the surface in "Las Laderas" and more sandy soil in "Calitrancos".
HARVEST: Grapes were handpicked in 15 kg crates and then hand sorted at the winery.
WINEMAKING: Grapes were handpicked in 15 kg crates and then hand sorted at the winery.
SOIL: Poor soils with a high limestone content helps create structured wines with an exceptional tannin concentration.
CLIMATIC YEAR:

The climatic conditions of the 2018 vintage were radically different from 2017. The year started off with heavy snow on January the 6th, which was a sign of things to come: a cold and rainy vintage. This year saw a return to a long-cycle harvest with a late harvest beginning on October 8th of the oldest and lowest-yield vineyards. The 2018 wines have great personality, with freshness and a very fruity character. This vintage is reminiscent of Rioja ́s classic vintages: very fluid wines with great potential for aging.

ANALYTICAL PARAMETERS: Alcohol: 14.5%
Ph: 3.72
Residual Sugar: 2.29 g/l
No OF BOTTLES: 4.357 (0,75 cl) and 200 magnum
AWARDS:
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2018: 96 scores Tim Atkin MW
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2018: 95 scores Luis Gutiérrez / Robert Parker · Wine Advocate
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2018: 94 scores Guía Peñin 2021
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2017: 93 scores Luis Gutiérrez / Wine Advocate
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2017: 92 scores James Suckling
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2015: 91 scores Luis Gutiérrez / Wine Advocate
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2015: 95 scores Guía Vivir el Vino
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2015: 95 scores Tim Atkin MW
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2015: 94 scores James Suckling
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2015: Decanter World Wine Awards / SILVER MEDAL
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2014: 95 scores Guía Vivir el Vino
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2014: 93 scores Tim Aktin MW
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2014: 93 scores Anuario El País
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2014: 92 scores Guía Proensa
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2014: 93 scores James Suckling
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2014: BRONZE MEDAL Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2013: 94 scores Guía Vivir el Vino 2017 Best Revelation Wine of Spain Award
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2013: 92 scores Tim Atkin Master of Wine
  • Cerro Las Cuevas 2013: 93 scores Guía Proensa
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