CVNE : Contino Viña del Olivo 2015

 Incl. VAT & DPA case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
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Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The one vineyard-designated red I tasted was the 2015 Viña del Olivo, from a specific plot of vines on chalk-rich soils with clay instead of the more common alluvial stones found on the estate and planted in 1980. It's a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. It fermented in one 10,000-liter oak vat followed by malolactic in new oak barrels (70% French, 20% American and 10% Hungarian), where the wine aged for 18 months with racking every six months. It's a modern, ripe and generously oaked Rioja built for the future. This is a structured and slightly international, expensively made wine that gains with time in bottle as it absorbs the effect of the élevage and shows the character of the great vineyards from where it's sourced. Right now, there are lots of tannins too, and the flavors are very oak related, with spices, toast, smoke and coffee. It ends dry. Made in the style of the end of the 1990s, it's for fans of that style and for the future. 9,328 bottles and some larger formats were filled in May 2017.
La RiojaRioja
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Country
Spain

Wine certification
DOCa

Grape varieties
Tempranillo/Graciano

Area
La Rioja

Appellation
Rioja

Color
Red

Producer
CVNE

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulphites