Contino Reserva 2014
En 1973, de la mano de Cvne y de la familia propietaria de la finca, nace Contino, considerado el primer “château” de Rioja. Sus viñedos forman un conjunto alrededor de una antigua casa solariega en un meandro del Ebro. Este vino se obtiene únicamente de las viñas plantadas en sus 62 hectáreas situadas en Laserna, Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa). Se muestra amplio, sabroso y con un largo posgusto.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2014 Reserva is usually a blend of 85% Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo and Garnacha that wants to express the character of the estate, its rocky limestone soils and ripe character. It fermented in stainless steel and aged in 50% French and 50% American oak barrels for two years. It's subtly balsamic, with faint aromas of cigar ash, incense and also some dried flower petals, spices and a touch of ripeness. The palate is medium-bodied with moderate ripeness, quite contrasted with the sensation on the nose. 287,960 bottles and 1,500 magnums were produced. It was bottled in July 2017. - Luis Gutiérrez.
Not quite as thrilling as the Reserva bottling perhaps - 2014 was a more complicated vintage than 2016 - but this is still an impressive Gran Reserva. The oak is a little marked, but there is good underlying concentration, thyme and rosemary aromas, sweet fruit and a pleasant volatile life. 2020-25