2018 Contino Vina Del Olivo
50 years ago Vinedos del Contino was established on the bank of the Ebro and became the first single estate winery in Rioja. Today it has 62 ha of vineyards and prides itself on combining tradition with innovation with a modern state of the art winery and ancient 16th century cave cellars.
Regarded as one of the best wines in modern Spain, Vina del Olivo is a powerful Tempranillo and Graciano blend from old vines which surround the iconic 1000 year old olive tree on the Vina del Olivo plot on the Estate The wine was barrel aged in French, American and Hungarian oak casks successively for 17 months. Finally, the wine was aged in bottle for over a year before release.
The wine is full bodied, complex and elegant with well-integrated oak and fine grained tannins. Rich ripe black fruits and a long finish.