Contino Reserva 2015
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 2015 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% split between Mazuelo and Garnacha that wants to express the character of the Contino estate. It fermented in 12,000-liter stainless steel at 28 degrees to 30 degrees Cesius with 15 to 20 days of maceration and an élevage in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels for two years. It feels fresher than the 2014, and it also shows younger, with better integrated oak, subtle aromas and nice balance. It's medium-bodied, with very fine tannins and good freshness, integrated and balanced. I look forward to tasting the 2016 of this wine, because this 2015 is going in a direction that I like. 286,943 bottles and 4,000 magnums produced. It was bottled in June 2018.
This shows so much intense dark berry such as blueberries and blackberries with hints of flowers. Lavender too. Full body, dense tannins with freshness and intensity. So tight and focused. A classic Rioja. Need five to six years of bottle age to come around. Try in 2024.