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CVNE Contino Reserva 1999

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
  • WE 89
  • ST 89
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Winemaker Notes

The three varietals on which Contino wines are based are: Tempranillo which gives a good balance between sugar, color and acidity; Mazuelo which gives good tannin structure; and Graciano which has good color and a powerful aromatic characteristic.

Deep red cherry color, on nose an explosion of ripe berry fruits and hints of licorice and balsamic notes with an elegant touch of oak.

Critical Acclaim

WE 89
Wine Enthusiast

Open and downright fruity for an old-school wine. The bouquet is sweet and rubbery, while the palate delivers plum and blackberry along with chocolate and vanilla. Big tannins are firm but friendly, and the body is sturdy. Not sharp but modestly aggressive.

ST 89
International Wine Cellar

Good full red. Sexy, perfumed aromas of strawberry liqueur, kirsch, flowers and spices. Supple but juicy and penetrating, with well-delineated berry, mint and spice flavors. Finishes dry-edged and firm, with very good grip.

CVNE, , Spain
Cvne, is situated in Rioja in the traditional neighborhood of the station, where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves, for the main reason of transporting their goods to the port of Bilbao.

In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a business in the recently flourishing trade of the wine business. C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro,... View More