Contino Blanco 2020
Para elaborar este blanco se utilizan las variedades Viura y Garnacha blanca. La bodega decidió que este vino no experimentase la fermentación maloláctica para conservar su acidez. Este hecho, sumado a la crianza parcial en barricas de roble, propicia la aparición de aromas sutiles de fruta blanca, notas florales y frutos secos tostados. Su paso por boca muestra volumen y untuosidad, buena acidez y un tanino sedoso.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The white 2020 Blanco is a little closed, young, clean and tender with subtle oak. They produced a little bit more in 2020, and the wine has less oak and less buttery sensations, a change that started with the 2017 vintage, which seems to have found its style harvesting earlier to retain freshness; it has 13.04% alcohol and a low pH 3.23 and matured in larger oak containers, 500-liter oak barrels and some concrete for 12 months. It's floral and expressive, a blend of Viura with 20% Garnacha Blanca that they still consider work in progress but moving in the direction they want to go. 16,200 bottles and 100 magnums were filled in March 2022.
A delicious, creamy white with aromas of apricots, baked peaches, hazelnuts, white chocolate and nougat. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a ripe and creamy palate. Lovely buttery pastry and nougat character, with a fresh finish. Drink now.
Contino's comparatively warm site is arguable better suited to reds than whites, but this blend of Viura and 20% Garnacha Blanca, aged in just 10% new wood, is fresh, leesy and well balanced, with honeysuckle aromas, fine lees and flavours of pear and stone fruit. 2022-26.