Style: Crisp, Dry, Medium Bodied
Practice: Sustainable, Vegan
Monopole Blanco Rioja ’19
The harvest started on the 12th of September and ended on the 15th of October. Given the adverse weather conditions of this year’s harvest, timing of key tasks in the vineyard was critical to obtaining high quality grapes. The harvest began with a dry autumn, following one of the worst droughts in history, and winter began with a long awaited rains, cold spells, frost and snow common in past years. This was followed by a cold, wet spring and a warm summer. Considering that this was year of high rainfall, the harvest took place calmly and selectively.
The resulting wine bright pale yellow in color with hints of green at the rim. The nose shows aromas reminiscent of spring flowers and white fruits such as pear, apple and white currant. The palate is silky and pleasing due to a perfect balance between structure and acidity. The finish is long, fresh and youthful, providing a white wine that is perfect for fish dishes. Service temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended.
About the Winery
CVNE, Compañía Vinícola del Norte del España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company), was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja. CVNE was founded by two brothers and today is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. Since its inception, CVNE has been focused on the production and aging of wines and now comprises of four wineries: CVNE, Imperial, Vina Real and Contino.
Wine made from 100% Viura grapes. Gentle pressing encouraged the release of free run juice which was then fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, facilitating the extraction and conservation of key primary fruit and floral aromas typical of the variety.
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