Offers | Contino's 2010 Rioja Magnums
We are delighted to offer this pair of Contino’s top red Riojas, from one of the greatest vintages ever seen, 2010.
Top Spanish critic, Luis Gutierrez of the Wine Advocate notes,‘at Contino they consider 2010 to be exceptional’. Made from juicy Tempranillo, both offer exceptional quality containing lots of elegant red and dark berries, cherry compote, hints of fresh vanilla and cedar notes.
CVNE’s Contino is one of Rioja’s flagship wineries and is widely regarded as one of the greatest. Founded in the 16th Century it sits on one of the best terroirs in Rioja Alavesa and since 1973 it has been pioneering single estate Riojas from specific plots on the property. This innovation has produced some outstanding results, the wines have received top awards and glowing reviews from the critics, and on cold winter nights there are few better wines to enjoy.
Contino Rioja Gran Reserva £315 per three magnums inc VAT
The grapes for this Gran Reserva come from three specially selected sites on the estate, Anchas, Central and Lentisco. All the vines are in excess of 60 years old giving a complex depth of flavour and concentration to this magical wine. Aged for 3 years in barrel and a further 2 years in bottle, this is one of the finest Gran Reserva’s in Rioja and will rival any top wines from around the world with its utterly delicious fruit. At £105.00 per magnum all in, we agree with Luis Gutierrez who says. ‘this is the best wine I tasted’ 94 points.
Contino Viña Del Olivo Rioja £400.00 per three magnums inc VAT
Lastly, we come to this exquisite Rioja. Contemporary in style, but deeply rooted in tradition, this single vineyard offering from Contino is the jewel in their crown. The single plot of vines used for this wine is just in front of the house and surrounds a 700-year-old olive tree. It is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano and shows amazing complexity. It is without doubt a world-class wine. Brimming with gorgeous, sweet blue fruits, huge aromatics and a sleek, but juicy body of fruit and finely textured tannins. It is poised and elegant and unbeatable value for the quality at £133.33 per magnum all in.
These outstanding Riojas from this historic estate and vintage are ready to drink now, or will also lay down for years to come. They are absolutely loved by our team and come highly recommended.
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