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Contino Garnacha 2019

Rioja
  • 75cl bottle

Contino Garnacha is an aromatic and very fruity wine with delicate notes of low woodland, balsamic herbs and lilac candy. The palate is deep, mineral tannins and very well integrated, which make it an elegant wine, while captivating and somewhat saline, with excellent acidity, silky.

Vineyards

Manual harvest from Pajera, Central and Lentisco plots with vines ranging from 30 to 70 years old.

Vintage

2019 has been a year marked by low rainfall, slightly below average. At the end of May there was rainfall that hindered fruit set in some varieties that were in full bloom. This, together with the plant's water stress, produced loose clusters and small berries. Temperatures throughout the growing season reflected the fact that the winter was not very cold, but the summer was characterized by heat waves. Harvest began on September 11th with the earliest white varieties and ended on October 7th with red varieties. This season was characterized by very favorable weather throughout the harvest. It is expected to be a great vintage in terms of quality.

Winemaking

Our Garnacha grapes were hand harvested on the 11th October, with selection taking place both in the vineyard and again later on a selection table in the winery. A pre-fermentation cold soak took place in large format French oak vessels until fermentation began spontaneously, this taking ten days to complete. The wine remained in the vat for six months following which it was racked to barrels of 225 litres of second use, where it still remains.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses
Perfect with steak