Tempranillo (65%), Garnacho (25%), Mazuelo and Graciano, the rest, all from our their vineyards.
‘The 2008 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza is from a cooler vintage that produced some austere and serious wines–a year with higher acidity and lively fruit. It feels effervescent and it makes you salivate. This is usually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from 50-year-old vines that ferments in ancient oak vats, and ages in barrel for three years. This cuvée has increased its quality tremendously since the 1990s. These cooler years provide citric freshness, and a very fine texture and vibrant acidity. This is so easy to drink that it can be dangerous.This was the Rioja clarete fino–the everyday red. It’s both elegant and powerful. Very good value, too.’ – Wine Advocate 92/100
Viña Cubillo wines come from the vineyard called Viña Cubillas, some 4 km away from the bodega, which as with all of the other vineyards, was bought by the estate’s founder. Historically these wines were called ‘Special Harvest’. Vina Cubillas has an altitude of 410m, and the vines have an average age of 40 years. The soil is from the terciary age and is a mixture of clay and limestone.
With parcels called ‘La Encina’ and ‘La Monja’, Viña Cubillas is a vineyard that produces exceptional wines sold as Crianza. These wines could be easily be marketed as Gran Reservas due to the exceptional combination of soil, aspect and vines.