Contino / 2012 Rioja Reserva.

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Contino / 2012 Rioja Reserva

COUNTRY/REGION: Spain/Rioja.

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

ABV: 13.8%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

WINEMAKER NOTES: Deep red garnet. Aromas of dark berries, spice and a hint of smoke follow through to a full body and velvety tannins. Well balanced, fine, very fresh, juicy.

WINEMAKING: Wine produced from well-selected grapes, in perfect ripeness and manually harvested from our own vineyards around the plot Finca de San Rafael. After destemming, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks of 12,000 litres at 28-30°C. After a maceration of 15 to 20 days, teh grapes were fermented by the malelactic process, giving the wine its adequate acidity. The wine is placed in already-used barrels of 40% American oak and 60% French, where it remains for two years and then two more years ageing in bottles in the cellar.

VINEYARDS: Manual harvest from a selection of Contino's estate vineyards. Contino's wines are made exclusively from the stocks planted on its 62 hectares located in Laserna, near the town of Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa wine making region.

VINTAGE: This is the second consecutive year where drought has forced a greater selection of the grape and an earlier harvest to avoid pasifications and overmaturity.

TASTING NOTES: A high Graciano content gives incredible freshness to this single estate Riojan legend.

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.