The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
655. 2011 CONTINO, Reserva. Rioja, Spain
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Grape Variety: 85% Tempranillo 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo & Garnacha; matured in French and American oak (but no new wood) for 2 years
Producer: Contino is relatively unusual in Rioja being a single estate (most wines are blends) and is owned by the large but excellent producer Cvne. The east is just over 60 hectares, in Laserna, near the town of Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa sub-region.
Old Bridge Rating: The kind of Rioja that wins round many of us Rioja 'doubters' - it's ripe, gently oaky, elegant. A world away the predominant styles that are either too full of vanilla laziness or tired out having spent too long in barrel.
Note we will run out of 2011 soon - and go back to the 2010 vintage
24.50 £19.95 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.