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Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2016
Varietal: Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo - a blend of classic Rioja grape varieties. The Tempranillo grape forms the backbone of the blend, contributing rich fruit flavors, structure, and elegance. Graciano and Mazuelo add complexity, depth, and a touch of spice to the wine, creating a harmonious and balanced composition.
Taste Profile: The Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2016 captivates with its refined taste profile. On the nose, it reveals aromas of ripe dark berries, such as blackberries and plums, intertwined with notes of vanilla, tobacco, and subtle earthy nuances. The palate is treated to a symphony of flavors, where the luscious fruit is complemented by hints of chocolate, spice, and well-integrated oak.
This full-bodied wine boasts a velvety texture, supported by polished tannins and a well-structured framework. With extended aging in oak barrels and further maturation in the bottle, it has developed complexity, depth, and a remarkable smoothness. The long and lingering finish leaves a lasting impression of the wine's impeccable craftsmanship and exceptional aging potential.
Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2016 embodies the heritage and elegance of Rioja, reflecting the terroir and the winery's meticulous attention to detail. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with hearty dishes such as roasted meats, game, or aged cheeses, this Gran Reserva is a testament to the timeless allure of Rioja wines.