Rioja Reserva, Contino
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Grape VarietyShiraz-Based Blend
StyleRipe & Juicy
Vintage2007 / 2010
Dr Baily Carrodus is something of a legend in Australian wine circles, mainly for his obvious pioneering character and intense dedication to his wines. He set about re-evaluating the soils and aspects of the Yarra Valley, which had previously been left derelict by changing tastes and heightened wool prices, with a view to creating a new winery, and he was captivated by the grey loam and gravel he found, perfect, he thought, for his kind of wine. So he planted the original 20 acres in 1969, and produced Red Wine no’s 1 and 2, for which he become duly famous.
A shiraz-based blend with inspiration drawn from a complex and eclectic assemblage of styles from varying appellations in the principal grape’s spiritual home in France’s Rhône Valley. A perfumed, rich and generous shiraz co-fermented with tiny volumes of viognier and marsanne for vibrancy, suppleness and an extra dimension to its range of expression. Feminine, seductive, beguiling, elegant, hints of cherry & spice.