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Contino Garnacha 2019

Contino Garnacha

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Aged for 12 months in second use barrels (impregnated with the 2007 white) and a further ageing period of 12 months in old oak barrels.

What does this wine taste like?

Ruby red / Intense / Semi-opaque
Higly aromatic / Varietal aromas / Floral scents / Roses / Fruit aromas / Strawberries / Cherries / Spicy notes / Black pepper
Elegant / Flavoursome / Characterful / Long / Pleasant finish / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Ratings and awards

202093 PK
201993 SK
201893 PK
201793 PK
201591 PK
201491 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Suckling

The 2018 Garnacha was produced with grapes from three plots: Pajera, planted in 1980 on limestone-rich soils; the alluvial Central, planted in 1950; and Lentisco, a stony plot planted in 1940. The grapes fermented together in an oak vat and matured in a 2,000-liter Stockinger foudre and some eight 500-liter oak barrels, where it matured for 10 months. Welcome to Châteauneuf-du-Ebro! This is ripe, heady and powerful, very much in the Southern Rhône style, now in a Burgundy bottle. It's round and lush (even if it's "only" 14% alcohol) and in a style that you might like more or less, but I think it represents the place. It has a round and lush palate with abundant, fine-grained tannins and a dry finish. 10,665 bottles were filled in February 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 93 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

2 reviews

The winery

Viñedos del Contino

Viñedos del Contino

Viñedos del Contino, along with Cvne (Haro) (Haro) and Viña Real, belongs to the winery group Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España. The three are located in the Rioja Alta, in Northern Spain. Its name comes from the person who was gifted with the estate lands, the "Contino" Pedro de Samaniego, one of the hundred soldiers forming the Royal Guard, in the time of the Catholic Kings, who “continually” kept watch over the monarchs...