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Contino – Graciano

Spain
Rioja
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins Spain > Rioja

Appellation Rioja

Varietal Graciano

Cepage 100% Graciano

Winemaking Hand-harvested and fermented in large French oak vats. Transferred to new French oak barrels for maloactic fermentation.

Aging 16 mo. new French oak, 6 mo. concrete tanks

Alcohol Content 14.0 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Aromas of wet earth, spice and dark berry follow through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a long and decadent finish. Black olive and dark fruits.

Overall Elegant & Balanced

Mouthfeel Round & Soft

Aromas Dark berries, spice, and wet earth.

Selling Point The only wine made from Contino in 2012.

Pairings Pair with beef or lamb.

Awards 94 James Suckling (2012)

The Story

In 1973, Contino was founded and became the first of the new wave of single vineyard Rioja estates. Today, the winery makes some of Rioja's finest wines, polished and comparably modern, but with a sense of balance and restraint that gives them amazing elegance and great longevity. Simply put, this is modern Rioja executed perfectly. Contino's Rioja also boasts a healthy 10% dollop of older vine Graciano, which enhances the wine's color, freshness and ageability.

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Brand Story

At Viñedos del Contino tradition and innovation work together in perfect harmony. Perhaps the respect and care with which these wines are treated is why Contino is recognized since its first vintage in 1974, as the result of an ideal combination of vineyards, climate, soil, and technology. In short, a wine with great personality that has triumphed both in Spain and beyond. In its cellars, among La Rioja's oldest (dating back to the 16th century), the echoes of the most deeply-rooted winemaking tradition can be heard along with the sounds of the latest technology. Cvne has placed all of its experience at the service of a winery able to conserve the rustic local flavor in its architecture and look to the future with innovative facilities where modern wines with great personality are made.

Brand Story

At Viñedos del Contino tradition and innovation work together in perfect harmony. Perhaps the respect and care with which these wines are treated is why Contino is recognized since its first vintage in 1974, as the result of an ideal combination of vineyards, climate, soil, and technology. In short, a wine with great personality that has triumphed both in Spain and beyond. In its cellars, among La Rioja's oldest (dating back to the 16th century), the echoes of the most deeply-rooted winemaking tradition can be heard along with the sounds of the latest technology. Cvne has placed all of its experience at the service of a winery able to conserve the rustic local flavor in its architecture and look to the future with innovative facilities where modern wines with great personality are made.

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