Rioja Contino Vina del Olivo 2018

CVNE / Bodegas Contino

Rioja Contino Vina del Olivo 2018

seidig & aromatisch
voluminös & kräftig
Tempranillo 90%, Graciano 10%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2044
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Lobenberg: 97/100
Parker: 95/100
Suckling: 95/100
Tim Atkin: 95/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Rioja Contino Vina del Olivo 2018


Lobenberg: Aus einer nur 6 Hektar großen, etwas kühleren Einzellage in einem Olivenhain. Vergoren im Holzgärständer, im Barrique und mittlerem Holz ausgebaut. Schwarz, dicht, würzig, modern aber nicht plump. Samtiges Tannin in würziger Frucht, grandiose Würze der Graciano. Nur so eben etwas blockbuster, zu unserem Glück viel eleganter als jeder Ribera del Duero. Man sollte ihn aber lieber 5-6 Jahre reifen lassen, dann kommt die ganze seidige Köstlichkeit zum Ausdruck. 97/100


Parker über: Rioja Contino Vina del Olivo

-- Parker: The 2018 Viña del Olivo comes from a plot planted in 1980 that has different soils from the rest of the property, which is mostly alluvial. Here, the soils are composed of clay and limestone. It's 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which fermented in 1,000-liter French oak vats followed by 16 months in barrel and a further three months in oak vats. This is raw and young, but it's already been released because the wine sells like hot cakes. It's marked by the toasted barrels and has all the baby fat it needs to be rendered invisible with time in bottle. It has very good freshness and round and sophisticated tannins with purity of fruit and finesse. 13,640 bottles and some larger formats. It was bottled in April 2020. 95/100


Suckling über: Rioja Contino Vina del Olivo

-- Suckling: So pure and vivid aromas with dark berries and flowers, as well as hints of black olives. Full-bodied with a compact and very fine-grained palate. So much intensity to the balance in this wine. Give it three or four years to come together, but a beauty already. Try after 2024. 95/100


Tim Atkin über: Rioja Contino Vina del Olivo

-- Tim Atkin: The top wine from the Contino estate comes from a parcel surrounding a 700-year-old olive tree and was planted in 1980. Made from a mix of Tempranillo with 15% Graciano and Mazuelo, it's perfumed, herbal, succulent and rich, with a combination of intensity and underlying balance, appealingly framed by oak. Still young, but this has the focus and density to age well in bottle. 95/100

Mein Winzer

Bodegas Contino

Die Bodegas Contino liegt in Laserna auf Schwemmland mit viel Kalkeinsprengseln und Kieseln nahe des Ebro, in einer Flussschleife unterhalb Laguardias in der Rioja Alavesa, der vom Terroir und Mikroklima klar besten Region der Rioja und damit Spaniens.