Viña del Olivo, Rioja, Contino

Viña del Olivo, Rioja, Contino

Grapes from the Viña del Olivo vineyard were hand-harvested prior to fermenting in 100 hectolitre French oak winemaking vats; the blend is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano. The malolactic fermentation took place in new French oak barrels and the wine was barrel-aged in French, American and Hungarian oak casks successively for 17 months. Cherry-red in colour; the wine shows complex red and black fruit aromas, spice and violet, with a full and creamy mouth-feel; supported by abundant but well-matured tannins and a cedary finish. The 2010 vintage was judged Best Premium Red at the 2015 Wines from Spain Awards.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Rioja
  • Vintage: 2010/2011
  • Producer: Contino
  • Primary grape: Tempranillo
  • Secondary grape: Graciano
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £60.92
  • Code: 25861
  • Expression: Barrel