Contino wines are masterful examples of Rioja, produced under the careful guidance of industry veteran Jesús Madrazo. Not the showiest wines in the region, the house style is modernised textbook Rioja, with a nice elegance and perfect balance.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, with the wine then matured in French and American oak for 2 years. This Reserva is typical of Rioja, with a very complex nose of dark fruits and forest floor hints, leading to a ripe but soft palate and a warm spicy finish. A very reliable brand, which is absolutely on top of its game.
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Cult wine region where stupidly steep slopes mean it's all about passion rather than economics. Decanter Magazine's "Must-try red" shows a beguiling rose-like aroma, spicy red fruits and freshness, somewhat like a Pinot Noir.. This wine also was also listed first in the region in the New York Times. PLEASE...
Another stunning wine from the breathtaking Ribeira Sacra region, this one winning a Regional Trophy in Decanter Magazine. Juicy perfumed Mencía, aged for 12 months in new French oak. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS.
Cerrado del Castillo is only made when the harvest achieves the maximum expression of the terroir and in addition has total balance. This only happens in exceptional years in wich the growing conditions were right for obtaining a harvest with perfect ripeness. It is a wine made from 35-year-old tempranillo...
Excellent expression of Rioja from this high-end winery, located near Haro, in one of the most historic parts of La Rioja. Despite the historic location, Roda wines tend to be fairly modern expressions of Rioja, with concentrated dark fruits and a solid backbone of French oak present. Roda I Reserva...