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CVNE’s Contino | One of Rioja’s greatest estates

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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  1. 2010 Contino Rioja Gran Reserva CVNE

    Contino Rioja Gran Reserva CVNE
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Contino
    Region
    Rioja, Spain & Portugal
    Drinking
    2020-2034
    Case Size
    3x150cl
    Available Now
    2010 Contino Rioja Gran Reserva CVNE
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Contino
    Region
    Rioja, Spain & Portugal
    Drinking
    2020-2034
    Case Size
    3x150cl
    Available Now

      In Bond
      Case price

      £249.11 (Ex. VAT)

      Qty
      (10+ in stock)

      Tasting Notes

      Wine Advocate, August 2016, Score: 94

      Bottled only in magnum (and larger sizes), the 2010 Gran Reserva is produced with grapes from their oldest vineyards as a classic blend of Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, 12% Garnacha and a pinch of Viura; the grapes were fermented in cement vats with malolactic in barrel and the wine underwent an élevage in used French (60%) and American oak barrels for three years, followed by another three years in bottle. It has a very spicy nose with tantalizing aromas reminiscent of curry and some red and black fruit, very clean and precise. It develops some faint lactic notes spiced up with cinnamon. The palate is focused and polished, with great balance (14.4% alcohol and a 3.3 pH), great acidity and volume. This is the best of the wines I tasted from Contino in this sitting.

    • 2010 Contino Viña Del Olivo Rioja CVNE

      Contino Viña Del Olivo Rioja CVNE
      Colour
      Red
      Producer
      Contino
      Region
      Rioja, Spain & Portugal
      Grape
      Tempranillo, Graciano
      Drinking
      2017-2029
      Case Size
      3x150cl
      Available Now
      2010 Contino Viña Del Olivo Rioja CVNE
      Colour
      Red
      Producer
      Contino
      Region
      Rioja, Spain & Portugal
      Grape
      Tempranillo, Graciano
      Drinking
      2017-2029
      Case Size
      3x150cl
      Available Now

        In Bond
        Case price

        £319.94 (Ex. VAT)

        Qty
        (10+ in stock)

        Tasting Notes

        Jancis Robinson, May 2015, Score: 17.5

        It shows very ripe black fruits, good quality oak sensation, delicate sweet spices and touch of ash. It needs time in bottle to express its full potential. The palate is today more expressive than the nose, really well delineated and very juicy. It shows savoury black fruit, a touch of elegant leather in the mouth and great tannins, which are superbly polished. Great balance, very ripe, modern and velvety style. Drink 2015-2025 (FC)

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