- Viñedos del Contino
- Single Variety
- Garnacha: 100%
- 93 Tim Atkin points | 93 W. Advocate Robert Parker points| 93 Vinous points | 93 James Suckling poin
The grapes for Contino Garnacha come from the old plots of Pajera, which has calcareous soils and was planted in 1980; Central, planted in 1950 on alluvial and sandy soils; and Lentisco, which is stony and was planted in 1940.
The Garnacha was hand harvested on the 14th September, with selection of the grapes taking place both in the field and on a sorting table once in the winery. The grapes were placed into a French oak vat to allow a
pre-fermentation cold soak and until fermentation began spontaneously. This finished eight days later and the wine was then left in contact with the skins for a further 15 days. The wine was subsequently racked to a 2000 litre Stockinger fudre and to twelve 500 litre barrels. Finally, it was aged and allowed to refine in a concrete vat for five months.
Contino Garnacha is an aromatic and very fruity wine with delicate notes of low woodland, balsamic herbs and lilac candy.
The palate is deep, mineral tannins and very well integrated, which make it an elegant wine, while captivating and somewhat saline.
With excellent acidity, silky.
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