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Contino – Blanco

Spain
Rioja
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins Spain > Rioja

Appellation Rioja

Varietal White Blend

Cepage 90% Viura, 10% Grenache Blanc

Winemaking Whole bunches of hand-picked grapes were destemmed & transferred to a stainless steel vat

Aging 50% aged in new oak for 10 months

Alcohol Content 13.5 %

Production 11,000 bottles

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes This is a structured, creamy and mature white wine from an excellent vintage. Aromas of white fruits and floral hints blend perfectly with the toasty notes of spices, vanilla and nuts from ageing. The palate is full, dense and juicy, with a long, persistent finish.

Overall Complex & Structured

Mouthfeel Full & Creamy

Aromas White fruits, floral hints, toast notes of spices, vanilla & nuts

Selling Point Impressive aged white from a historic winery

Pairings Roast meats, paella, tortilla Espanola

Awards 94 James Suckling (2017)

Sustainability Vegan t

The Story

Viura is a variety which has large bunches of small grapes and it was the first to be harvested, on the 8th September on the Tabla de Laserna plot. The garnacha blanca was harvested 3 days later from the San Gregorio Encina plot, which was planted in 1980 on chalky clay soils. Both varieties were hand harvested enabling selection both in the field and again later on a selection table in the winery.

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Brand Story

At Viñedos del Contino tradition and innovation work together in perfect harmony. Perhaps the respect and care with which these wines are treated is why Contino is recognized since its first vintage in 1974, as the result of an ideal combination of vineyards, climate, soil, and technology. In short, a wine with great personality that has triumphed both in Spain and beyond. In its cellars, among La Rioja's oldest (dating back to the 16th century), the echoes of the most deeply-rooted winemaking tradition can be heard along with the sounds of the latest technology. Cvne has placed all of its experience at the service of a winery able to conserve the rustic local flavor in its architecture and look to the future with innovative facilities where modern wines with great personality are made.

Brand Story

At Viñedos del Contino tradition and innovation work together in perfect harmony. Perhaps the respect and care with which these wines are treated is why Contino is recognized since its first vintage in 1974, as the result of an ideal combination of vineyards, climate, soil, and technology. In short, a wine with great personality that has triumphed both in Spain and beyond. In its cellars, among La Rioja's oldest (dating back to the 16th century), the echoes of the most deeply-rooted winemaking tradition can be heard along with the sounds of the latest technology. Cvne has placed all of its experience at the service of a winery able to conserve the rustic local flavor in its architecture and look to the future with innovative facilities where modern wines with great personality are made.

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