- Type: Red
- Country: Spain
- Region: Rioja
- Vintage: 2010/2011
- Producer: Contino
- Primary grape: Tempranillo
- Secondary grape: Graciano
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £63.89
- Code: 25861
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Oaked, intense, concentrated reds
- Full-flavoured and mature cheeses e.g. Cheddar, Cheshire, Edam, Gouda. Manchego, parmesan, Pont l’Évêque
- Bay leaf, black pepper, chives, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme
- Grilled, roasted, seared, braised game: boar, duck, grouse, pheasant, venison. Beef, lamb
- Full-flavoured cream- or cheese-based sauces e.g. parmesan. Intense wild mushroom, casserole or jus sauces
- Some good combinations are possible with spicy foods but careful experimentation is required
- Usually vegetables will be supporting a full-flavoured meat or dominating sauce. Hearty lentil dishes. Rich, wild mushroom dishes
About the Wine
This lovely red wine by Contino is produced in Rioja. Available in 75cl bottles, supplied by Hatch Mansfield. Viña del Olivo is a mouth-watering wine, made with Viura and Tempranillo grapes. This cork closed wine is made with added suplhites but is suitable for vegetarian drinkers. Mature, full-bodied Rioja is superb with roast or grilled lamb and beef, as well as autumnal dishes based around mushrooms or flavoursome wild game.
The grape behind Rioja and widely planted in Spain in general. Tempranillo lends itself to significant oak ageing, it tastes of ripe
strawberry, autumnal, baked, berry fruit with sweet Christmas spices.
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It has always been their philosophy to approach the crafting and ageing of their wines with a nod to the past and eye for the future; much experimentation has taken place such as ageing in different barrels. Contino has also pioneered the comeback of forgotten Riojan variety Graciano, which now appears as a significant part of their Rioja blends.
In 1973, Contino established the concept of the ‘Bordeaux Château’ in Rioja, creating the first single estate Rioja.
Spain has a huge number of unusual and captivating regions aside from the beautiful Rioja. Whilst tradition remains, some producers are really pushing boundaries making Spain one country to keep coming back to.Explore Spain