Contino Graciano 2016
Aunque cada vez resulta más frecuente, no es habitual encontrar monovarietales de Graciano. Este tinto se sirve de esta variedad para servirnos un vino intenso, vivo y aromático. Frutal en nariz, con predominio de frutas negras y fondos balsámicos. Boca amplia, con nervio y muy larga, intensa retronasal donde regresan los frutos y también con cierto recuerdo mineral.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
I sampled two vintages of the Graciano bottling, but only the 2016 Graciano was in bottle, and the 2017 was still in tank. 2016 was a warm and healthy harvest that delivered quantity and quality. It has very good freshness and a fine thread on the palate, with vibrant acidity and an electric sensation. It's dry and leaves a chalky sensation on the palate. The wine had a slightly longer élevage of 26 months, and part of the time was in used barrels. The nose has bright aromas and better integrated oak. It feels varietal, and the acidity feels subtler and folded into the fruit, and the character reminds me of the first vintages of this wine. This should age nicely in bottle. 3,332 bottles were filled in February 2019.
Very powerful aromas of wet earth and dark berry with dried flowers as well. Licorice. Full body, very ripe and rich and flavorful. Loads of dried berry. Spice and mushroom. A beast. Needs five or six years to soften. Drink in 2022.