2015 Contino Blanco Rioja SKU #1313242


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Tasting Notes

In 1973, Contino was founded and became the first of first of the new wave of single vineyard Rioja estates. Today, winemaker Jesús Madrazo makes some of Rioja's finest wines, polished and comparably modern, but with a sense of balance and restraint that gives them amazing elegance and great longevity. Simply put, this is modern Rioja executed perfectly. Contino has been producing a very small amount of white wine for only the past few years, and it is a delicious example of beautifully structured, slightly richer, mineral driven white Rioja. 85% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca, 5% Malvasia (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    K&L Staff Member
    This white Rioja from Contino surprises. A blend of predominantly Viura (80%), along with a touch of Garnacha Blanca (15%) and Malvasia (5%). A fresh, bright nose with aromas of yellow stone fruit, citrus zest, and lemon curd. A noted toasty bouquet as well, adding another layer of richness and complexity. Mouthwatering acidity on the palate, with distinct mineral qualities. Ripe fruit comes through; quite well-balanced. Reminiscent of a white Burgundy, but more fresh and bright in overall expression


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