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Contino Viña del Olivo

Viña del Olivo aims to be the maximum expression of Contino’s terroir as it is one of the few calcareous clay estates in Contino (the others are primarily alluvial) with a very high content of active limestone, a 5 to 7% south-facing slope, dry land, no herbicides, and organic fertilisation. A mineral wine for ageing that expresses its modernity with harmony and balance.

Our Contino Viña del Olivo is produced from the best bunches of grapes hand-harvested from our Olivo vineyard (a 700-year-old vineyard). The grapes are carefully harvested in crates and sorted meticulously upon arrival at the winery. Next, the grapes are fermented in 100-hectolitre French oak vats at a temperature of 28-30ºC for ten days, after a further ten days of maceration. The grapes then undergo malolactic fermentation for 15 days in new French oak barrels (85%) and American oak barrels (15%). Finally, the wine is then aged for 16 months before being transferred to wooden vats for three months.

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GUÍA DE VINOS GOURMETS
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ANUARIO DE LOS VINOS
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DECANTER
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R. PARKER - WINE ADVOCATE
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TIM ATKIN
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GUÍA PEÑÍN
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DATA SHEET

Name of the Wine
Contino Viña del Olivo
Region of Production
Rioja
Year
2017
Grape Variety
85% tempranillo
5% mazuelo
10% graciano

TECHNICAL DETAILS

2017 2016
“Viña del Olivo aims to be the maximum expression of Contino's terroir as it is one of the few calcareous clay estates in Contino. A mineral wine for ageing that expresses its modernity with harmony and balance”
DESCUBRE MÁS Contino Reserva “For Contino, nothing is more modern than a renewed classic. The Contino Reserva is a good example of this philosophy. Produced from a variety of micro-vineyards in the area surrounding Viñedos del Contino with distinct soil types (alluvial, clay-limestone, saline and sandy)”
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