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Contino Vina Del Olivo 2014

Contino Vina Del Olivo 2014
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Available at the Tasting Studio Only

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
Tempranillo, Graciano
Vineyard Designation
Single Vineyard
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is a complex product, deep cherry red in colour, and whose presence is the perfect expression of the fruit it is made from. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, supported by abundant but well matured tannins. Fine woods on the palate and an especially long, fresh and cedary finish.
Vineyard Notes
To pay homage to an old olive tree surrounded by vines, we created Viña del Olivo, a modern yet fine and elegant wine.
Production Notes
Manual harvesting of the better bunches of (situated around an old olive tree which is approximately 1000 years old), that were put into 20 kilo baskets to transport them to the winery to be fermented for 10 days at 28-30oC in our 100 hectolitre French oak winemaking vats. Malolactic fermentation took place in new French oak barrels, and for the barrel ageing we put the wine in French, American and Hungarian oak casks successively along 17 months. Finally, we left the wine to age in bottle for over a year.