life, love for the land, roots, commitment, passion, time, and results...
Contador is both a very young and a very old story The story begins in cellars far beneath a big church clock. It marks the time now, and marked the time while the wine was being counted. Wine ripened at the pace of clock bells, from the depths of a cellar. Many, many years have gone by and the clock keeps on counting while the dark quiet cave looks after San Vicente de la Sonsierra's earthy essence.
To keep their brightness, their strength and their so sought-after quality, the trip to the winery is a key moment. It takes less than 30 minutes to get home. They travel with enough room to breathe, in 12 kilo boxes. They arrive healthy and whole. It's a quick and comfortable journey. At Contador they are always looked after.We care for the grapes wherever they go, keeping the position and altitude as nature left them. We take daily cleaning to extremes, because everything is done well. Even gravity has its role in this winery: to keep process as natural as possible. Inside, everything is designed to make them feel at home, within each room and throughout their growth. It is the only way to achieve a wine of this level. Our wine, still in the form of fruit, gets to the winery which has been built for it. It will flow from room to room, making its route into something easy, logical and simple. Much is asked. Grains and clusters are chosen by the expert hands of those who know how to love what they do.They are already the best because the clusters were already chosen in the field. Once here, care and experience does the rest. Each grape is looked at and not all pass the test. A costly job whose reward is the vividness of bright fresh grapes. Those lucky hands can already feel the quality that reaches the cellar.These people form such an important team that they are essential to our tale. Their dedication and passion are vital at this and many other stages. They can be proud. People who know what they have to do.