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Contino Blanco

Contino Blanco
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Contino Blanco
White wine Barrel. 7 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Viura,  Malvasía
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Contino
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.9%
White wine Barrel. 7 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Viura,  Malvasía
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Contino
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.9%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Contino Blanco

Contino Blanco is a white wine from D.O.Ca. La Rioja produced in Laserna, by the winery Viñedos del Contino, which is owned by the Winemaking Company of Northern Spain (CVNE).

 

In 1973, thanks to the work of CVNE and the family who owns the farm, Contino was born, the first "chateau" of Rioja. Viñedos del Contino is a combination of vineyards and wines, established in the surroundings of an old stately home on a meander of the river Ebro. Their wines are only made from the vines planted in their 62 hectares of vineyards, located in Laserna, Laguardia, in the Rioja Alavesa.

 

Contino Blanco is a wine made from Viura, White Grenache and Malvoisie. Each variety comes from a different farm with a different kind of soil, and from vines that are between 35 and 40 years old.

Harvesting is carried out manually, selecting the grapes in the vineyard and in the winery. Before alcoholic fermentation, it goes through cold maceration in contact with its skins. Fermentation begins in stainless steel deposits and ends in 350 to 500-litre French oak barrels. It is aged for 6 or 7 months in barrels, with its skins and with 2 batonnages per week. It does not go through malolactic fermentation to preserve its acidity.

 

Contino Blanco is a meaty wine, with volume and freshness. Very ripe white fruit notes elegantly blended with notes of roasted dried fruit. It is a reference white wine in this region.

Serve at 10.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Smoked dishes, Blue fish, Rice with meat, Baked white fish, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Contino Blanco

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.

Ratings

  • Parker 91
  • Suckling 94
  • Decanter 91
  • Peñin 92
  • Peñin 91

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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