2018 CVNE Contino, Vina del Olivo Rioja, 6x750ml

2018 CVNE Contino, Vina del Olivo Rioja, 6x750ml

2018 CVNE Contino, Vina del Olivo Rioja, 6x750ml
ETA July 2021

Availability: En Primeur

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £275.00

Critics Score: 95

Publication: Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2023-2034

The 2018 Viña del Olivo comes from a plot planted in 1980 that has different soils from the rest of the property, which is mostly alluvial. Here, the soils are composed of clay and limestone. It's 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which fermented in 1,000-liter French oak vats followed by 16 months in barrel and a further three months in oak vats. This is raw and young, but it's already been released because the wine sells like hot cakes. It's marked by the toasted barrels and has all the baby fat it needs to be rendered invisible with time in bottle. It has very good freshness and round and sophisticated tannins with purity of fruit and finesse.
2018 CVNE Contino, Vina del Olivo Rioja, 6x750ml