Contino Blanco 2017

£137.44
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6 bottle(s) at £22.91 per bottle.
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HAT136
 

Contino Blanco 2017

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.

Contino Blanco 2017

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.
Vineyard
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.
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 bottle.
Vintages
This year marked and unprecedented early completion of the harvest for the entire region of
Rioja, but with a very positive balance in terms of quality. Thus, this vintage will be remembered
at CVNE for being one of the earliest and shortest harvests to date, since we started picking at
the end of August, approximately 20 days earlier than usual and completed harvest by midOctober.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted White Meats

Region/Appellation
Rioja
Alcohol by volume
13.5%
Residual Sugar
2.60 g/l
pH
3.10
Total Acidity
6.20 g/l

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2017
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