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Contino Reserva 2011

Contino Reserva 2011
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SKU: CON-CRE-11
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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
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo
Appellation
Rioja
Vineyard Designation
Single Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.02
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ruby red color, clean and medium to high layer. In nose intense ripe plum, sweet and fresh aromas, mint and licorice. In mouth gourmand and fruity. The alcoholic strength is well balanced with freshness and length.
Vineyard Notes
Viñedos del Contino was created by Cvne and the family owners of the state in 1973, establishing the “château” concept in the Rioja region. The estate embraces vineyards and wines, and is rooted in an ancestral home inside a bend in the Ebro river. Its 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.
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