Contino was founded in 1973 by CVNE as a single vineyard wine based in Rioja's Alavesa region. The idea was to create single vineyard wines that express their sense of place. The wines have evolved over time, and now represent some of Rioja's most exciting, modernist style wines.
The vineyards are located in the southern part of the Alavesa where they have both Mediterranean and Atlantic climactic influences, where they experiment with long macerations and shorter barrel ageing than the more traditionalist wines that come out of the sister winery CVNE. At Noble Grape, we admire both whites and reds from this Bodega, with both styles being capable of long ageing.