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Contino Garnacha

Contino Garnacha is produced from grapes grown in the calcareous soil of the Pajera estate (founded in 1980), the alluvial and sandy soil of the Central estate (1950), and the stony soil of the Lentiso estate (1940).

Contino Garnacha is made from grapes that are hand-harvested and carefully sorted in the vineyard before being subjected to a meticulous selection process in the winery. The grapes are placed in a French oak vat, where they undergo pre-fermentation maceration until fermentation begins spontaneously. Alcoholic fermentation comes to an end after eight days. However, the Garnacha remains in the vat for a further 15 days. Next, it is transferred to a 2000-litre Stockinger wooden vat and twelve 500-litre barrels, where it remains for ten months. The wine is then aged and refined in a concrete tank for a further five months.

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DATA SHEET

Name of the Wine
Contino Garnacha
Region of Production
Rioja
Year
2018
Grape Variety
100% garnacha

TECHNICAL DETAILS

2018 2017
“Contino, the first "chateau" in Rioja, was first produced in 1973. Its wines are produced exclusively from the vineyards situated on its 62-hectare estate. The Contino vineyard surrounds an old manor house built on a meander of the Ebro River in Laserna, a small village in the municipality of Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa region”
DESCUBRE MÁS Contino Graciano “With Contino Garnacha, we are striving to create a single-varietal wine that embodies the essence of this variety and showcases the unique characteristics of the Finca San Rafael terroir, where the soils and mesoclimate make for a truly unique wine”
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