Contino Reserva
92 points Robert Parker
Tasting Notes:
Deep red garnet. Intense nose of red fruits, some smoke, gloves, medium to full body palate, fresh, with a spiced finish. Well balanced, fine, very fresh, juicy.


Grape:
85% Tempranillo 10% Graciano,5% Mazuelo and Grenacha.


Vineyards:
Excellent harvest for Contino Estate Abundant, evenly spread rainfall between the budding and the flowering with a warm dry summer until August, which was cooler than normal. At the final stage of ripening the weather was much less sunny and cooler than normal, causing the process to slow considerably. Grape picking started on September 20 and was completed on October 12. The crop was perfectly healthy with very small-sized berries, producing great concentration in the wines. This was an inusual but excellent vintage for Tempranillo at our estate.


Vinification process:
Manual harvest from a selection of our estate vineyards. After desteming, the grapes were fermented in 12,300 liters stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 82 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Total maceration time was between 15 to 20 days. The wine was placed into a mix of used French and American oak. Racking was done every 6 months. After two years in barrel, the wine was bottled and spent another two years in our underground cellars.


Aging process:
Two years in barrel, the wine was bottled and spent another two years in our underground cellars.


Limited Production
Alcohol Contents:
14,05% vol


Main aromas and flavors:
Red fruits, some smoke, red garnet


History Awards:
91 points Robert Parker 2008
92 points Robert Parker 2007
90 points Robert Parker 2006
91 points Robert Parker 2005
89 points Robert Parker 2004
92 points Robert Parker 2001
93 points Robert Parker 1982
89 points Robert Parker 1974



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