A pioneer of the single vineyard wine concept in Rioja, Viñedos del Contino was born in 1973 as a partnership between the Pérez Villota family, owners of Finca San Rafael (Rioja Alavesa) and a group of Cvne directors. The idea of making wine from a single terroir was unheard of in Rioja, where mixing grapes from different areas in the region was the norm. With this attitude in mind (and taking into account the quality of its wines since its early days) Contino must be seen as one of the instigators of the Rioja wine revolution and, together with Remelluri, as the leading advocate of the château concept in the appellation.
The grapes were harvested manually and with a high level of selection in the vineyard from our estate parcels Las Anchas, Central and Lentisco, which are more than 60 years old and lie around Finca San Rafael.
This wine has an attractive cherry color, opulent on the nose, intense and very complex with predominant aromas of black and red fruits well integrated with toasted hints from the oak.
On the palate, the wine is powerful, polished and well balanced with silky tannins which caress the mouth and are followed by a long finish