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Predicador Blanco 2019

Predicador Blanco

2019
Rioja (Spain)

The diligence of a vine grower and winemaker with the standing of Benjamín Romeo, in conjunction wit...

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£19.57

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Predicador Blanco 2019

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Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

Review

The diligence of a vine grower and winemaker with the standing of Benjamín Romeo, in conjunction with the minute attention to detail which the entire Bodegas Contador team dedicates to the production process, are two of the key elements that enable the manufacture of a white of the quality and elegance of Predicador Blanco. The third is the Rioja terroir and its indigenous varieties, whites in this case, the Garnacha Blanca, Viura and Malvasia.

Predicador Blanco carries the hallmark of this remarkably generous land and Benjamín's signature. It's a white with considerable character and, even though it remains a little in the shadow of its extraordinary winery sibling, Qué Bonito Cacareaba, currently one of the best Rioja whites available, it's not short of merits. At a much more affordable price, Predicador Blanco also excels because of its elegance, and it's a very flavoursome, fresh and complex white with marked minerality, both on the nose and palate.

Predicador Blanco is made from grapes yielded by Garnacha Blanca (42%), Viura (33%) and Malvasia (25%) vines grown in vineyards located around San Vicente de la Sonsierra, sourced from twelve different parcels on alluvial, calcareous-clay and sandy soils. It ferments in new French oak barrels and ages for 8 months in new (30%) and one wine (70%) French oak barrels.

A golden yellow colour with greenish flecks, it appears intense on the nose and emanates aromas of ripe fruits, white wild flowers and fine herbs along with other toasty notes that round off a very interesting bouquet. On the palate it comes over as balanced as regards maturity, oak and acidity. With a light tannic structure, it's refined, very lively and has a long, persistent finish. Decanting is recommended prior to serving.

Tasting notes

  • ViewGreenish glints / Yellow
  • Bouquet:Ripe fruit / Complex / Fine herbs / Wild flowers / Fresh
  • Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Fine

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by: Jan Button (01/10/2019) - Vintage 2017

An excellent white rioja

We drank this in Seville and loved it! You will not regret ordering this nice dry full bodied white rioja, very drinkable

by: Jordi Barbé Pou (29/05/2018) - Vintage 2016

Blanco Rioja

Benjamín elabora vinos deliciosos, visitamos su bodeja y nos dejo enamorados. El vino Blanco es de los mejores vinos blancos que he bebido. Aún que no soy un gran experto pienso que vale lo que piden.

by: Alain (14/07/2017) - Vintage 2015

!Excelente¿

En la copa luce un bonito color amarillo pálido con tonalidades verdosas, muy brillante. La nariz se revela fragante e intensa con interesantes aromas de fruta tropical (piña, mango) entremezcladas con notas cítricas (cáscara de limón) y sugerentes tonos de flor de azahar. En boca resulta vivo y sugerente, con una acidez refrescante. Su final es persistente y vuelven a aparecer las notas de cáscara de cítricos que anunció la nariz.

Bodega Contador

Bodega Contador

Love of the land, respect for deep-rooted traditions, excellent judgement… and passion, lots of passion. Bodega Contador is the very personal commitment that Benjamín Romeo has made to the lands of La Rioja, a young vine grower with an innovative spirit, very well-versed in French and Spanish oenology, and with considerable experience behind him. Involved in the whole process of making his wines (from pruning to designing the labels, and choosing the oak wood used in makin...