Contino Gran Reserva
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Name of Wine: Contino Gran Reserva
Winery: Viñedos del Contino
Region of Production: Rioja
Vintage Rating: Very Good
Type of Wine: Red
Style: Gran Reserva
Year: 2012
Grape Variety:
Tempranillo: 70% | Graciano: 15%
| Grenache: 12% |
Viura: 3%
97 points James Suckling | 96 points Tim Atkin (Wine of the Year) | 94 points Guía Peñín | 93 points Wine Advocate - Robert Parker | 93 points Wine Spectator

The grapes were harvested manually and with a high level of selection in the vineyard from our estate parcels Las Anchas, Central and Lentisco, which are more than 60 years old and lie around Finca San Rafael. The grapes were picked at perfect ripeness, then destemmed and fermented at a controlled temperature of between 28º and 30º degrees in untreated concrete vats. Total maceration time was 15 to 20 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in new oak barrels, after which the wine was racked to American and French oak barrels. After three years in barrel, the wine was bottled and aged for another two years in our underground cellars.