Despite always emphasizing that he has his grandfather to thank for the basis of his winemaking skills, his time as a cellar master at Artadi also brought him a great deal of experience, of course. It is not for nothing that he succeeded in becoming the third Spanish winemaker in history to be awarded 100 Parker points.
Romeo's obsession is the elegance of the Tempranillo grape from the 42 hectares of top vineyards on the northern side of the river Ebro, and everything else is secondary to this vision. Or almost everything: the incredibly expressive single-vineyard Tempranillo wine La Viña de Andrés is slightly different owing to its juicy opulence.
Apart from this, the wines are pure and truly understated in a certain sense. The taut style of the basic wine Predicador hints at what is then perfected in La Cueva de Contador and the top wine Contador. Great maturity, powerful tannins and perfumed wood are never permitted to interfere with or overpower the silky, fruity elegance of the Tempranillo. Purely to enhance the radiance of his beloved prime wine, Romeo adds small amounts of Mazuelo, Garnacha or Graciano, depending on the wine.