Rioja Garnacha Contino 2018

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Producer: Contino
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Grenache/Garnacha
ABV: 14%

Contino Rioja Garnacha is a lovely aromatic wine with beautiful fresh red fruit notes, balsamic, herbs and sweet mocha notes. It is soft and silky on the palate with low tannins and ripe fruit. Garnacha has always been permitted in the production of Rioja but it is still uncommon to see wines made exclusively from the grape coming from this area. This is a small production wine and one which offers a fantastic, modern take on this classic region.

Contino is a pioneering, 62ha estate that was established in 1973 as the first single estate Rioja. Its creation marked a significant step towards the idea of terroir in Rioja, a notion that was overlooked at the time. The Contino estate is based on the concept of a Bordeaux style Chateau with its own surrounding vineyards rather than a winery that bought grapes from several different regions. The estate and its vineyard’s sit in a lovely spot within a bend of the river Ebro, North West of Logrono in the Rioja Alavasa sub region. They are protected from the north by the Cerro de la Mesa hill which creates a unique microclimate for the vineyards. The vines are old bush vines and some are over 60 years old. The wines are truly spectacular and amongst the regions finest.

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