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Contino Garnacha 2014

Contino Garnacha 2014
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Contino, the first Rioja château 1973, impelled by CVNE and the owners of the 62-hectare property located in the Rioja Alavesa. The history of the property dates from the 16th century, and is reflected in its name. The “contino” was the officer in charge of a guard corps of a hundred soldiers who protected the royal family "de contino” (continuously) from the times of the Catholic Monarchs onwards. According to the tradition, Saint Gregory, the patron saint of vineyards, passed through the lands of this same Rioja property, giving rise to the use of his figure in the logo of this winery, and to the use of his name for some of the plots now planted with vines.

The wine produced on this property, fruity and elegant, is heir to the best Rioja tradition. It is made with an individualised grape harvesting system in which only grapes from the same vineyards that surround the old manor house are used. Their origin in the various plots is noted. The perfect combination of soils, Atlantic-Mediterranean climate and refined technique have made Contino, more than 30 years after the first vintage, a reference product both in and outside Spain.

Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Single Vineyard
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ruby Red , despite its long aging it has no oxidative hue, frank nose, very intense varietal with hints from floral (roses) to fruit (strawberries, cherries) and spices (black pepper), elegant mouth, tasty and very nerve length. Good finish.
Vineyard Notes
Viñedos del Contino was created by CVNE and the family owners of the estate in 1973, creating the first “Chateau” style winery in the Rioja region. The estate is rooted on a 200-year-old building, with underground cellars dating back to the 16th century, located inside one of the bends from the Ebro River. The wines are made exclusively from the vines planted on its 153 acres estate located in Laserna.