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Victor Urrutia - CEO of CVNE dressed in a casual blue jacket leaning against old wooden cart

Contino Graciano 2015

Rioja
  • 75cl bottle

Intense and bright cherry red colour. Explosive in nose with fruity and spicy aromas perfectly balanced with the toasts of the wooden tanks. Inside the mouth, the entrance is refreshing with a strong body, high acidity and long and velvety tannins

Vineyards

The grapes came from San Gregorio Grande plot: 3.7 ha planted in 1970 and 1989 (two areas).

Vintage

The 2015 harvest was one of the best in the last few years. The weather conditions were optimal during the vine cycle and there was excellent quality shown across the vineyards.

Winemaking

Alcoholic fermentation took place in 100 hectolitre French oak vats at a controlled temperature of 28 to 30 degrees for 8 days. After maceration of another 7 days, malolactic fermentation took place in new French oak barrels and ageing remained in 100% new French (90%) and Hungarian (10%) oak barrels. After 15 months the wine was bottled and cellared for a year before being released.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mature Strong Cheeses
Enjoy this grape with hearty stews and chorizo dishes