Rioja, Spain, 2014/2015
A blend of about 70% Viura with Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca sharing the balance, the grapes are harvested from three plots all planted over 30 years ago, the Malvasia vines in the Las Anchas plot are over 60 years old. After a light crush and cold soak, the wine is partially fermented prior to completion in French oak barrels, following this it is aged on its lees and aged in barrels for around six months. No malolactic fermentation is carried out to retain the wine's freshness. Shows an elegant floral nose and integrated spice and white fruit on the silky palate.
Contino, Rioja Blanco