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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Contino Rioja Blanco
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Contino Rioja Blanco 2017

Rioja, SpainThe cork is a signal they are serious about this wine, though putting it under screwcap would likely allow it to soar in restaurants and at retail in Canada. Nevertheless, this is a terrific bottle of wine. The mix is viura and garnacha blanca, with a soft sheen of lees and a creamy almond texture that would suggest some wood ageing, but there is none. The entry is all about light yellow fruits mixed with crisper green apple notes and a lime citrus finish. Love the styling here and the finesse. A proper fish wine.Tasted: 03 April 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 69.99 select private retailers Producer: ViƱedos del Contino S. A.Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Grenache Blanca - ViuraCSPC: 222735UPC: 8410591004486