Varietal Wine / Contenda
Contenda Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes are grown in old, low growing vineyards of 6 000 ha and we have refined this wine to express the rich fruit intensity of blackcurrants, with a smooth velvety texture through generations of careful winemaking.
The area of Castilla-La Mancha, located in the central plateau of the Iberian Peninsula, is the world’s largest vineyard. Varietal wines are made with one type of grape. Airen and Tempranillo are the most characteristic grapes from this area, while other non-native grape varieties sucha as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Viura, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay have excellent results due to the climate and terrain in this region.
Intense dark red in colour with black fruit aromas. The palate is fruity with rich blackcurrant flavours and subtle spices. This elegant and full bodied wine has good tannin structure and a long balanced finish.
Enjoy with roasts or a grilled steak.
Strict controls on ripening are respected in order to obtain a well-balanced wine with just the right levels of sweetness and acidity. The wine undergoes a period of cold maceration that usually lasts for 2 or 3 days. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks that never rises above 24°C.