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Cune Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2008 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% between Mazuelo and Garnacha, inox fermented and aged in used oak barrels of which 40% were made of American wood and the rest were French. 2008 was a challenging vintage and they didn’t produce many of the special wines that year, so the best fruit went towards the Reserva. It has a very lactic, sweet nose, with notes of orange rind and cherries. As Contino is a warm vineyard, the cold years make for quite balanced wines, and this 2008 has good acidity, not terribly complex, but clean with a slight herbaceous touch. Fine-grained tannins and acidity will make it age gracefully. 254,000 bottles produced. Drink 2015-2023...91" WA 12/13

Region: Spain » Rioja

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Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Domaine de la Cune:
The domaine was originally planted in the 17th century by the Abbot of Breton acting on instructions fron Cardial Richelieu.The 17 hectare domaine has been in the hands of the Mary family for three generations and is now run by brothers Jean-Luc and Jean Albert.They make a selection of red,white,rose and sparkling wines spread over several Loire appellations.They are also a partner in 3Dwines... Read more
The domaine was originally planted in the 17th century by the Abbot of Breton acting on instructions fron Cardial Richelieu.The 17 hectare domaine has been in the hands of the Mary family for three generations and is now run by brothers Jean-Luc and Jean Albert.They make a selection of red,white,rose and sparkling wines spread over several Loire appellations.They are also a partner in 3Dwines [ www.3dwinesexperience.com ] an organisation where customers get to rent a row of vines in exchange for a case of wine each year. Read less

"The 2008 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% between Mazuelo and Garnacha, inox fermented and aged in used oak barrels of which 40% were made of American wood and the rest were French. 2008 was a challenging vintage and they didn’t produce many of the special wines that year, so the best fruit went towards the Reserva. It has a very lactic, sweet nose, with notes of orange rind and cherries. As Contino is a warm vineyard, the cold years make for quite balanced wines, and this 2008 has good acidity, not terribly complex, but clean with a slight herbaceous touch. Fine-grained tannins and acidity will make it age gracefully. 254,000 bottles produced. Drink 2015-2023...91" WA 12/13

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