Weingut Bodegas y Viñedos del Contino
Traubensorte Tempranillo Blend
Herkunft Spanien, La Rioja
Merkmale Parker 94+
Tief granatrote Robe. Intensiver Duft nach roten Früchten, Nelken, mittlerer bis voller Körper am Gaumen, frisch mit würzigem Abgang. Sehr ausgewogen, fein, ausgesprochen frisch und saftig.
RP 94+: The renewed classical red 2016 Reserva was produced as a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. It fermented in small stainless steel and concrete vats and matured in 225-liter French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels for 18 months. It has a very expressive nose, open, aromatic and showy, a little Rhône-ish. 2016 was a cooler year and they had a long harvest, and it seems like the fruit ripened thoroughly without excess. It’s a natural continuation of the 2015, when the wine already had more freshness and better integrated oak. It has a full body and some dusty tannins, finishing dry and tasty. It’s ready to drink. There were 281,389 bottles and 3,000 magnums produced. It was bottled in May 2019.
At Contino the challenge is to control the power of the wines from a warm place, looking for more freshness, and understanding the different plots of the estate vineyard. They are working on it.