Vinedos del Contino, Contino Rioja Blanco, 2019
Region: Rioja, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 90% Viura and 10% Garnacha Blanca
Golden yellow in colour, clean and bright. This is a supremely elegant, complex white that has enticing floral , citrus and toasted nut aromas. Very good acidity and a delicate mouth feel. Fruity finish with persistent freshness.
With foundations dating from the 16th Century, this 62 hectare estate is located in a bend in the River Ebro. Here, a particular microclimate gives a special character to the wine. In 1973, Contino established the concept of the 'Bordeaux Chateau' in Rioja, creating the first single estate Rioja. The age of the previous three plots that make up the Contino Blanco vary between 40 to 60 years. The White Grenache comes from the calcareous clay San Gregorio Encina plot planted in 1980. The Malvasia comes from the alluvial stony and sandy Las Anchas plot planted 84 years ago.