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Rioja Blanco, Contino
75cl

£24.70

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Key features

Grape VarietyViura, Malvasia, Grenache Blanc

CountrySpain

ABV14%

StyleFull Bodied & Rich

Vintage 2016

RegionRioja

Description

Viñedos del Contino is one of Spain's most important wine estates. Established 1973, it is a single vineyard estate, producing a small selection of wines including the prized Graciano and Viña del Olivo which is regarded as one of the best wines of modern Spain. Winemaker Jesús Madrazo, son of the founder, strives to be at the forefront of Riojan fine wine making whilst preserving established traditions.

After harvesting, the grapes (70% Viura, 10% Malvasia, 20% White Grenache) were lightly crushed and cold soaked in small stainless steel tanks where they were kept until the alcoholic fermentation was almost completed. The wine was then racked into new 350 and 500 liters French oak barrels where it finished its alcoholic fermentation.
The wine was aged on its lees, removed every two weeks. After a six to seven month barrel-aging period, the wine was placed in deposit. The wine will not undergo malolactic fermentation because we want to preserve the acidity in the wine to enhace its aging capability.

Straw yellow color, elegant floral nose and spices with the French oak well integrated. Silky medium to full bodied palate with fruity and fresh after taste.

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