Contreras Ruiz, Viña Barredero Blanco, DO Condado de Huelva, Spain, 2018
Next to the National Park of Donana, an area of preserved natural beauty, Bodegas Contreras Ruiz champions the rich, full bodied Zalema grape. Located in the deep south of Spain, on the Atlantic coast close to Portugal, this is the perfect site to grow this local variety organically. Their goal is to make complex wines, where this single grape variety is expressed in different ways according to site and soil.
Fruit comes from 5 vineyards around the Doñana national park following an ecological tradition.
The must fermentation is carried out at low temperature over 14 days in stainless steel, following maceration where the must is left in contact with the skins to obtain greater flavour intensity, then aged on its fine lees. From vineyards in calcareous soils rich in iron.
No oak treatment.
Bright yellow with gold and green highlights. This is a fine and elegant wine, with vast aromatic range from citrus fruits like grapefruit and orange through to floral notes and blossom and tropical fruits like peach and pineapple. The palate is similar with fresh acidity, slightly saline and with a rich and long finish.
Sea food, fish and rice.
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In process of converting vineyards to organic certification. Intention to use mules for vineyard work