Contino / 2010 Rioja Reserva.

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93 Points / The Wine Advocate Issue Date 31st Aug 2016.
Contino / 2010 Rioja Reserva


GRAPES: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 2.5% Mazuelo and 2.5% Garnacha.

ABV: 14%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

WINEMAKING: Manual harvest from a selection of our estate vineyards. After desteming, the grapes were fermented in 12,300 liters stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 82 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Total maceration time was between 15 to 20 days. The wine was placed into a mix of used French and American oak. Racking was done every 6 months. After two years in barrel, the wine was bottled and spent another two years in our underground cellars.

VINTAGE / HARVEST DESCRIPTION: 2010 was categorized as an excellent vintage. The growing cycle was characterized by low and well-distributed pluviometry throughout the year. Winter 09/10 we had snow up to 4 times in an unusual way! and Spring temperatures were lower than the previous year and lower than average in our estate. Summer temperatures were moderate without heat spikes and the harvest started on the 27th of September.

Temperatures were cool and conditions were dry throughout the harvest that ended on the 25th of October.

TASTING NOTES: Deep red garnet. Intense nose of red fruits, some smoke, gloves, medium to full body palate, fresh, with a spiced finish. Well balanced, fine, very fresh, juicy.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.