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Predicador Blanco

Predicador Blanco
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Predicador Blanco
White wine Barrel.
Variety: Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Contador
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
White wine Barrel.
Variety: Viura
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Contador
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Predicador Blanco

Predicador Blanco is a white wine from the D.O. Rioja made by Bodega Contador.
It's a blend of White Grenache (42%), Viura (33%) and Malvasía (25%) from vineyards in the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Briones.
A key to all work carried out at Bodega Contador is the meticulous attention paid to detail at every stage of the production process.
The soil is only treated with fertilizer some years, and it is always made from organic material made in the winery from sheep manure. Bodega Contador follow biodynamic guidelines throughout the whole process.
The must flower ferments in new French oak barrels. It goes through a cold maceration for 48 hours and ferments at a controlled temperature of between 15 and 18ºC. Predicator Blanco ages for 8 months in new (30%) and one wine old (70%) French oak barrels.
An excellent white wine, doted with a special character provided by its ageing in wood.
Serve at 12.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Fish stew, Grilled seafood, White fish in sauce, Grilled white fish, Cod, Fish rices, Baked white fish

Tasting notes Predicador Blanco

Predicador Blanco 2018 is a mature white wine with aromas of stone fruits, white flowers and aromatic herbs combined with a mineral background and elegant wooden notes. On the palate it is fruity and voluminous with good structure. It has good acidity with bright freshness and a long finish.
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.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
Sight A pretty golden colour with greenish reflections. Clean and bright. Abundant slow and even falling tears show on the glass. Nose Intense, with ripe white fruit and some citrus notes. Aromas of wild white flowers, fine herbs and lightly toasted notes compliment a very fresh and interesting nose. Taste Round in the mouth with good, fresh attack. Dense and unctuous on the palate, with delicate tannins and a very good, refreshing, deep acidity. A long and persistent finish. Totally recommendable.
Sight Nice golden colour with greenish reflections. Clean and bright. It shows abundant, uniform and slow-falling tears. Nose Good intensity with outstanding notes of ripe white fruit and some citrus hints. Its notes of white wild flowers, aromatic herbs and light toasted aromas complete a very refreshing and interesting nose. Taste In the mouth, this white wine is round. It has a good, fresh attack and a dense and onctuous mid palate with a delicate tannic structure and a very good, refreshing and deep acidity. Long and persistent finish. Highly recommendable.
Sight It has a pale yellow color. Nose It has a fruity aroma (apricot, citrus and pear), all surrounded by the smell of wood. Taste The mouthfeel is creamy, also providing a point of fresh acidity.
Sight It has a pale yellow color. Nose It has a fruity aroma (apricot, citrus and pear), all surrounded by the smell of wood. Taste The mouthfeel is creamy, also providing a point of fresh acidity.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 90
  • Atkin 91
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Atkin 90
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 89
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 88
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 92

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

Winery Contador

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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