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Contino Blanco 2021

26.95€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain

25.60€/ud (-5%)

Viñedos del Contino
Rioja

5 for immediate shipment. More, available on 29/05/2024

Parker Points: 93+
Peñin Points: 92

26.95€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain

25.60€/ud (-5%)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The white 2021 Blanco wants to go back to the traditional whites from Rioja with aging potential but keeping the floral and fruit-driven character using 500-liter barrels. It's mostly Viura, with 20% Garnacha Blanca, and it has a moderate 12.44% alcohol and amazing freshness and acidity parameters (pH 3.07 and 7.01 grams of acidity). This feels like a light vintage, and it's more herbal (fennel emerges with time...), balsamic and with a smoky touch. It has lower alcohol and, therefore, more noticeable acidity and ends with a dry, chalky finish. The oak is nicely integrated (they stopped using 225-liter barrels for this wine), and the palate is fine-boned, lively and lighter than in the initial vintages. 15,579 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2023 after 12 months in 500-liter barrels and concrete vats.

Features

Description

Contino Blanco is a white wine made from Viura and Garnacha Blanca grapes by the Viñedos del Contino winery, owned by the Sociedad Enológica del Norte de España (CVNE) in the D.O.Ca. La Rioja.
The garnacha blanca comes from the San Gregorio Encina estate from a vineyard planted in 1980 with calcareous clay soil. The Viura comes from different areas of the Contino from vineyards between 35 and 40 years old.

Winemaking

The grapes are harvested by hand, with the selection of the grapes in the vineyard and in the winery. Before alcoholic fermentation, cold maceration is carried out in contact with the grape skins.
Fermentation begins in stainless steel tanks and ends in 350 to 500-litre French oak barrels. The wine is aged for 13 months in barrels, with its skins and with two batonnages per week. Malolactic fermentation is not carried out in order to preserve its acidity.

Taste

The white wine Contino Blanco has a predominantly floral and fruity character; it is a wine with volume and freshness. In the mouth it is fresh, unctuous, with excellent acidity and a finish marked by a fruity character.

A crianza white wine that will surprise you.

It is a white wine produced by the Viñedos del Contino winery and a reference in the region of La Rioja, with which they want to return to the traditional whites of the region, with great ageing capacity, balance and freshness.
In the gastronomic field it is ideal as an accompaniment to smoked meats, rice dishes, baked white fish, cured cheeses and blue fish, among others.
And you, have you tried this exquisite white wine? Tell us what you think!

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