Cvne Contino Viña Del Olivo 2011, Cava, 13.80% Abv, 750 Ml
2010- 93 Points Parker Wine Advocate, 92 Points Wine Spectator
Import: DOCa Rioja, Spain
Manual harvesting, fermented for 10 days at 28-30C in French oak winemaking vats. Malolactic fermentation at new French oak barrels. 17 month of barrel ageing at French, American and Hungarian oak casks. Finally, over a year of aging in bottle
Still fairly young, intensely coloured. Persistent and intense earthy and mineral aromas, fresh background of blackberries and plums. Fresh and fruity on the palate with an aftertaste where violets and red fruits stand out. Well balanced, elegant
Vinedos del Contino was created by Cvne and the family owners of the state in 1973, establishing the "chateau" concept in the Rioja region. The estate embraces vineyards and wines, and is rooted in an ancestral home inside a bend in the Ebro river.