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Predicador Blanco 2021



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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Yellow / Greenish glints
Fine herbs / Wild flowers / Ripe fruit / Fresh / Complex
Balanced / Fresh / Fine

Ratings and awards

202093 PK92 SK
201992 PK94 PN91 SK
201893 PK
201792 PK
201692 PK
201490+ PK93 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The white 2019 Predicador Blanco is a bend of 44% Viura, 36% Malvasía and 20% Garnacha Blanca from different vineyards in the villages of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Leza and Labastida. It fermented in barrel, 30% new, where the wine matured for eight months. It's 14.04% alcohol and has a pH of 3.15. It's aromatic and powerful, with balance, structure and slightly riper sensations. 10,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (14/07/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

3 reviews

The winery

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 making...