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Contino Rioja Reserva 2015, CVNE

Spain / Aragon

Andy's Tasting Notes

An excellent vintage for this iconic Rioja Reserva.  Good to enjoy now, but will develop further for at least 10 years if well cellared.  Has lovely freshness yet beguiling depth and length.

Production notes – The wine was made from perfectly ripe, hand-selected and harvested grapes from our own vineyards around Finca de San Rafael. The grapes were destemmed and then fermented in 12,000 litre stainless steel tanks at 28-30C. After a post fermentative maceration of 15 to 20 days, malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine was then put into used oak barrels (40% American and 60% French) where it remained for two years. It was then bottled and aged for a further year in our underground cellars until being released to the market.

 

Price per bottle £25.00

30 in stock

Producer Info

The C.V.N.E winery and headquarters have been at the Cune site in Haro since 1879. C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established in 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalise on the flourishing new trade in wine. C.V.N.E. is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family, now in its fifth generation. C.V.N.E. farms half of its grape crush. The remainder is purchased from long term growers. With three wineries in the region; Cune, Viña Real and Contino the winemakers have control over quality from vineyard to bottle.

Food matchSlow roast leg of lamb

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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