Contino Reserva
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Name of Wine: Contino Reserva
Winery: Viñedos del Contino
Region of Production: Rioja
Vintage Rating: Very Good
Type of Wine: Red
Style: Reserva
Year: 2016
Grape Variety:
Tempranillo: 85% | Graciano: 10%
Mazuelo and Grenache: 5%
97 puntos James suckling |95 Tim Atkin points | 94 Gourmets Guide points |95 Peñín Guide points

Grapes from our own vineyards, which surround the Finca de San Rafael, were hand harvested with a high level of selection in the field and at a point of perfect ripeness. De-stemming was followed by a pre-fermentation cold soak of 24-48 hours. Alcoholic fermentation began spontaneously in the 12,000 litre stainless steel vats at a temperature of 26-28ºC. There followed a post-fermentation maceration with pumping over until racking. Malolactic fermentation also occurred spontaneously. The wine was then aged for two years in oak barrels of which 40% were American and 60% French, and following which the wine completed its ageing in bottle in the cellars of the winery until its release.