Contino / 2016 Rioja Blanco Reserva.

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Contino / 2016 Rioja Blanco Reserva


GRAPES: 80% Viura, 15% White Grenache and 5% Malvasia.

ABV: 13.1%

WINEMAKER NOTES: 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 aftertaste with a persistent freshness.

VINEYARDS: 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.

VINTAGE: Harvest 2016 has been unusual: a very late harvest date, characterized by good weather and high temperatures provided excellent conditions for tasty, healthy and very clean fruit of good quality, colour and structure. Malvasia and White Grenache was harvested on 10th October after Viura on 21st September.

WINEMAKING: Cold maceration before alcoholic fermentation that takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel small tanks. When little sugar remains, the must is then racked into new 350L and 500L French oak barrels, where the alcoholic fermentation ends. 90% of the oak barrels are new and 10% are used once before. 7% of the wine stays in acacia barrels, 8% in the concrete Nomblot Egg, 80% in oak barrels and 5% in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged on its lees, removed every two weeks. After an eight-month period of barrel ageing, the wine was placed in deposit.

TASTING NOTES: Rich, complex and alluring, the epitome of top quality white Rioja.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.