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Viñedos del Contino Garnacha 2015

Rioja
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£18.15 per bottle
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Winemaker "Very intense aromas of red mature fruits such as cherry and redcurrant, menthol, mineral, spices and slight balsamic notes. Inside the mouth we find a dense texture with a sweet and unctuous entrance. Soft tanins of fruit and wood, persistent in mouth with a well balanced ending.

Manual harvest from the Pajera, Central and Lentisco plots from our 30 until 70 years old vineyards. Alcoholic fermentation took eight days in 100 hectoliters French oak vats at a controlled temperature between 28 and 30 degrees celsius, followed by another seven day of maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in second use barrels of 300, 400 and 500L where it remains nearly two years until it is bottled and released to the market."

Taste & Aroma

Winemaker "Very intense aromas of red mature fruits such as cherry and redcurrant, menthol, mineral, spices and slight balsamic notes. Inside the mouth we find a dense texture with a sweet and unctuous entrance. Soft tanins of fruit and wood, persistent in mouth with a well balanced ending.

Manual harvest from the Pajera, Central and Lentisco plots from our 30 until 70 years old vineyards. Alcoholic fermentation took eight days in 100 hectoliters French oak vats at a controlled temperature between 28 and 30 degrees celsius, followed by another seven day of maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in second use barrels of 300, 400 and 500L where it remains nearly two years until it is bottled and released to the market."

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Bodegas Viñedos del Contino

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 Bodegas Viñedos del Contino

Region

Located in northern Spain, Rioja is arguably the country’s top wine-making region producing barrel-aged red wines from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Rioja’s vineyards run along the Ebro River for roughly 60 miles and the Catabrian Mountains, which flank the region to the north and west, provide much needed shelter from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Spanish region to be awarded DO status and has since been awarded the top-level DOCa status. There are four styles of traditional Rioja wine; Rioja (which literally means young wine) are wines in their first or second year that are made to drink young. Crianza wines – possibly the most accessible level of Rioja wines, must have spent a minimum of one year in casks and a few months ageing in the bottle. Reserva is the next level – wines are selected from the best vintages with excellent potential and must have been aged for a minimum of three years with at least one year in cask. The highest level of Rioja is that labelled Gran Reserva – these are wines selected from exceptional vintages and must have spent at least two years in oak casks and three years in the bottle. The Gran Reserva level spends the most time ageing under oak which gives the wines fantastic structure and age-worthy potential.

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