- Type: White
- Country: Spain
- Region: Rioja
- Vintage: 2014/2015
- Producer: Contino
- Primary grape: Viura
- Secondary grape: Malvasia
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £24.69
- Code: 25858
- 2017, Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
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Full-flavoured, nutty, oaked whites
- Some semi-soft cheeses and smoked cheeses work. Production region matches work e.g. Burgundy and Epoisses
- Full-flavoured e.g. monkfish, tuna, turbot. Crab, lobster, paella, rich fish pie, salmon, smoked fish
- Bay leaf, capers, chives, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger, nutmeg, parsley, saffron, sesame, tarragon, thyme, vanilla
- Roast, braised chicken, duck, ham, kidneys, pork, turkey
- Béarnaise, rich butteror cream-based sauces, black truffle, pancetta, pesto, porcini
- Spicy Asian dishes with fresh coconut
- Grilled peppers, onion tart, roasted root vegetables, light and creamy wild mushroom dishes
About the Wine
This enjoyable white Wine created by Contino is made in Rioja. Available in 75cl bottles, imported by Hatch Mansfield. Rioja Blanco, Contino is a mouth-watering wine, made with Viura and Malvasia grapes. This wine has a cork closure and is made with added suplhites but is good for vegetarian drinkers. Just perfect with chicken, pork, pastry with rich buttery and creamy sauces.
The Viura wines have a taste mildly acidic, mildly alcoholic variety, with flavours of grapefruits and citrus. Viura is called Macabeo and is the primary blending grape in Cava sparkling wines.
- Honeydew Melon
- Lemon Verbena
- Lime Peel
Malvasia is a variety of wine grapes which produces a range of rich white wines. This grape creates refined and classy wines.
- Green Almond
- Sea Shell
- White Peach
- Wild Flowers
It has always been their philosophy to approach the crafting and ageing of their wines with a nod to the past and eye for the future; much experimentation has taken place such as ageing in different barrels. Contino has also pioneered the comeback of forgotten Riojan variety Graciano, which now appears as a significant part of their Rioja blends.
In 1973, Contino established the concept of the ‘Bordeaux Château’ in Rioja, creating the first single estate Rioja.
Spain has a huge number of unusual and captivating regions aside from the beautiful Rioja. Whilst tradition remains, some producers are really pushing boundaries making Spain one country to keep coming back to.Explore Spain