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Contino – Reserva Tinto

Spain
Rioja
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins Spain > Rioja

Appellation Rioja

Varietal Tempranillo

Cepage 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Grenache

Winemaking Cold fermented in stainless steel, with 15-20 days of maceration before barreling.

Aging 2 years, 60% French and 40% American oak.

Alcohol Content 14.0 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely structured out of the blocks, with a great core of black cherry and smooth cassis, excellent soil transparency and grip, ripe tannins and a long, vibrant and very, very promising finish.

Overall Deep & Refined

Mouthfeel Full & Dense

Aromas Black cherries, sweet dark berries, Cuban cigar wrapper, smoke, and cedar.

Selling Point Delicious today, and even better with age!

Awards 94 Robert Parker (2015)

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. The 2015 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% split between Mazuelo and Garnacha that wants to express the character of the Contino estate.

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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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