Contino Graciano
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Name of Wine: Contino Graciano
Winery: Viñedos del Contino
Region of Production: Rioja
Vintage Rating: Very Good
Type of Wine: Red
Style: Single Variety
Year: 2016
Grape Variety: Graciano: 100%
95 points Guía Peñín| 94 points Robert Parker| 94 points James Suckling| 91 points Wine Spectator|

The grapes are manually harvested in our plot San Gregorio Grande, 3.7 Ha / 9 acres, planted in 1979 and 1989 (two areas) in which we make a first selection in the field in order to guarantee an optimum maturation. Alcoholic fermentation took place in 100 hectoliters french oak vats at controlled temperature between 28° and 30° C for 8 days, after a maceration of another 7 days, malolactic fermentation took place in new french oak barrels. During the ageing process, it remained in new barrels, french (90%) and hungarian (10%) oak. After 15 months, the wine remains in bottle for a year before being released to market.