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Contino, the first château of La Rioja was established in 1973 driven by the century-old winery CVNE.Viña del Olivo was created honoring an old olive tree is surrounded by vineyards.An aromatic bouquet elegant wine, with freshness and acidity provided by the graciano, and a background of minerality expression of a particular terroir, raised the shade of an ancient olive tree.
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Tasting NotesCherry red with purple trim and high layer breast.Very good intensity on the nose even still glass, hardwood combining spices with ripe black fruit blackberry and plum type, but with hints of cassis and balsamic reminiscent of chocolate mint and black pepper.Boca balanced and tasty, large and fleshy on the palate, good fruit final length and powerful aftertaste. Great wine bottle still grow to about 2025.Processing and manual CrianzaSelección of the best clusters plot Olivo (exemplary near 700 years old) harvested in boxes carefully, fermented in French oak barrels of 100 Hl. at temperatures of 28 ° to 30 ° C for 10 days, after another 10 days of maceration, malolactic fermentation took place for 15 days in new French oak barrels and aging remained in those new oak: French 70%, US 20%, and Hungarian 10%, for 18 months with racking every 6 months and completed with a reduction process in the bottle until its release (not less than one year).HistoriaContino, the first château de la Rioja is born in 1973 it is driven by the century-old winery CVNE and owners of the estate of 62 hectares located in the Rioja Alavesa. The history of the property dates back to the sixteenth century and is collected in the same name. The "Contino" was one officer in charge of a guard of one hundred soldiers who were watching "Contino" by the royal family since the time of the Catholic Monarchs. Tradition has it that St. Gregory, the patron saint of vineyards, passed through the lands of La Rioja same farm, and thus his figure appears in the anagram of this winery, and lends its name to some of the plots now planted with vines.The wine produced in this property, fruity and elegant, is heir to the best Rioja tradition. It is done with an individualized collection system grapes originating only from the same vineyards that surround the old manor house and is marked as coming from the different plots. The perfect combination of soil, climate and Atlantic-Mediterranean refined technique have made Contino, more than thirty years after its first vintage, a reference both inside and outside of Spain.Bodegaen Vineyards Contino coexist in perfect harmony, tradition and innovation. Modern winemaking ship, with table selection and deposits of small size, adapted to the plots and varieties. Fermentation tanks with reduced capacity collect the production of each parcel of property individually and, depending on the characteristics of the grape, it shall be prepared in one way or another.Openwork sixteenth century keep the wines in the best conditions of temperature and humidity.