Contino Reserve 2014
Between Cvne and the family that owns the estate is created Contino, the Chateau de Rioja. Around an old manor house, in a meander of the river Ebro, Vineyards of the Contino forms a set integrating wines and vineyards. The grapes that are used to make Contino wines come exclusively from the vines planted in their 62has in Lasema, land of Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa. The vineyards are protected by the Cerro de la Mesa which provides a unique orientation climate.
It extends on 3 terraces of calcareous clay soil at medium and superficial depth composed of alluvial soil materials (boulders), and sandy calcareous in the deepest layers.
The proximity of the vineyard to the winery allows the immediate transport and the beginning of the fermentation in deposits of reduced capacity to separate the fruits of the different plots.
In Vineyards Contino you can see the perfect balance between innovation and tradition, state-of-the-art vinification facilities, manual sorting table and size containers sized to the varieties and eache vineyard.
Manual harvest from a selection of our estate vineyards. After desteming, the grapes were fermented in 12,300 liters stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 82 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Total maceration time was between 15 to 20 days. The wine was placed into a mix of used French and American oak. Racking was done every 6 months. After two years in barrel, the wine was bottled and spent another two years in our underground cellars.
Deep red garnet. Intense nose of red fruits, some smoke, gloves, medium to full body palate, fresh, with a spiced finish. Well balanced, fine, very fresh, juicy.