Predicador Blanco 2018
Contador elabora desde el año 2007 la versión blanca de Predicador utilizando para ello un porcentaje mayoritario de Viura que complementa con Garnacha blanca y Malvasía. La uvas proceden de una decena de fincas diferentes ubicadas entre los municipios de San Vicente de la Sonsierra y Leza. Blanco con crianza fresco y a la vez con estructura.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The first white is the 2018 Predicador Blanco, a blend of 59% Garnacha Blanca, 32% Malvasía Riojana (Alarije) and 9% Viura, an austere barrel from different vineyards, most of them on clay and limestone soils. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in barrel for eight months. There is ripeness without excess in this 2018, as well as power and freshness, and the oak is neatly folded into the fruit, coming through as harmonious and integrated. The nose is elegant, with notes of flowers and dry fruit and a twist of spice. The palate is seamless and balanced, with clean flavors and a pleasant twist in the finish. This has to be one of the finest Predicador Blanco to date. It should age nicely. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
The Predicador white is a blend of mostly Viura with 32% Malvasía and a splash of Garnacha Blanca, sourced from Leza and San Vicente and fermented in 30% new wood. Subtle and aromatic, with hedgerow and white flower aromas, notes of aniseed and vanilla and balancing acidity.