2009 Contino, Viña del Olivo, Rioja

2009 Contino, Viña del Olivo, Rioja

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2009 Contino, Viña del Olivo, Rioja

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Description

Judicious fruit selection and attention to detail in the winery have negated any problems arising from a challenging growing season, which culminated in the old meteorological one-two of too little, then too much rain. The perfumed Graciano constitues around 10% of this blend, and must take some credit for a nose rich in black fruit, floral aromas and sweet spice. Equally assertive (and delicious) on the palate, this will continue to gain in complexity and finesse over the next several years. 
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Antonio Galloni, Vinous94
Saturated ruby. A heady, complex bouquet evokes dark berry liqueur, incense, candied flowers and cola, with suave vanilla and Moroccan spice nuances gaining strength with aeration. Silky, energetic and focused on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry flavors that gain weight and sweetness on the back half. Smoothly melds richness and vivacity, with superb finishing clarity, length and velvety tannins coming up slowly.
94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous – September 2014
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Wine Advocate93/100
The 2009 Vino del Olivo was raised entirely in new oak for 18 months, of which 70% is French. It has a beautifully defined, dare I say nubile bouquet with cassis, strawberry and fresh fig that is irresistible, whereby the oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a sensual, velvety entry that is Burgundian in texture, embracing the oak so that it complements rather than overwhelms the fruit. The finish retains that precision and elegance, although it is unequivocally a wine that deserves aging. Drink 2015-2030.
Neal Martin - 31/08/2012 Read more

About this WINE

C.V.N.E.

C.V.N.E.

Bodegas C.V.N.E. is still owned and run by the Real de Asua family whose ancestors established it back in 1879. Its full name is Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España but it more commonly known as "coonay".

In the late 1980s the firm built a spanking new stainless steel winery in the town of Haro and is now producing thoroughly "modern" style Rioja wines. Both red and whites are produced and their white Rioja is one of the few remaining heavily-oaked examples on the market today.

The 2 different ranges of C.V.N.E, the Vina Real and Imperial, are rich, full-bodied Riojas, with the Reservas and Grand Reservas being some of the most long-lived in the region today.

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Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

A high quality red wine grape that is grown all over Spain except in the hot South - it is known as Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero, Cencibel in La Mancha and Valdepenas and Ull de Llebre in Catalonia. Its spiritual home is in Rioja and Navarra where it constitutes around 70% of most red blends.

Tempranillo-based wines tend to have a spicy, herbal, tobacco-like character accompanied by ripe strawberry and red cherry fruits. It produces fresh, vibrantly fruit driven "jovenes" meant for drinking young. However Tempranillo really comes into its own when oak aged, as with the top Riojas  where its flavours seem to harmonise perfectly with both French and American oak, producing rich, powerful and concentrated wines which can be extraordinarily long-lived.

In Ribera del Duero it generally sees less oak - the exception being Vega Sicilia where it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and then aged for an astonishing 7 years in oak and is unquestionably one of the world`s greatest wines.

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