Bodegas Briones Abad


Luis Ángel Briones and his wife Carmen Abed, in love with the land, and their family of patient viticulturists, embarked on a new and modern project in 2010, beginning with developing the complexity of the queen of Ribera del Duero grape varieties: Tempranillo (Tinta del Pais). The passion and respect they feel for their vineyards are transmitted in their wines and passed onto those who enjoy them. Their wines under the Cantamuda label have just been released onto the market and have caught the eye of some of the major wine critics in the country. The wines are beginning to receive praise and the word is spreading.

The 14 hectares of vineyards have loose infertile earth with relatively high limestone content. The 14 hectare of trellised and bush vines are cultivated with care and dedication with a great respect for the environment and nature. Exhaustive work maintaining the land and with a conscientious care of the vine from planting until handpicked harvest in the boxes of 15 kilos. The grapes are doubly selected on the vine and in the winery. The family works following a biodynamic and ecological philosophy.


Cantamuda Roble (tempranillo) · Profile

Over the course of the last two decades, Ribera del Duero has developed a reputation for producing world class Tempranillo wines, rivaling those from Rioja. The two wines from Briones Abad solidify this reputation. The Cantamuda Roble is made from handpicked grapes with a double selection in the vineyard and in the cellar. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels after which the wine rests for four months in the bottle. It is quite powerful on the nose with notes of ripe black fruit and red berries. Undertones of vanilla, toffee, and coffee provide a great backdrop, leading into a rich finish with mature tannins.

Cantamuda Roble (tempranillo) · Pairing

Serve with flavourful tapas, roasted meats, barbecued hamburgers, and paella with chorizo.

Cantamuda La Estacion (Tempranillo) · Profile

The grapes come from a high altitude, low yielding vineyard. After a manual harvest in which selected grapes are collected in 15 kg crates, a cold maceration takes place for 48 hours before a spontaneous fermentation starts in tanks. The wine then matures for 12 months in 500-litre French oak casks. On the nose it is quite refreshing with notes of black forest fruit and also hints of fresh strawberry and raspberry. The tannins are ripe and well-integrated. With its medium acidity, the wine has a pleasant, velvety, and long finish.

Cantamuda La Estacion (Tempranillo) · Pairing

Serve with grilled salmon or steelhead trout, seared tuna, ratatouille, cassoulet, and red meat roasts.