C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Monopole Rioja Blanco Seco Viura

9.127 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Viura
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Pale lemon (golden edges) with aromas of stone fruits and floral spice notes, 2nd vintage in 35 years! An unusual blend of Viura with 5% Manzanilla sherry (bringing biological component), on palate flavors of apple & pear with nutty spice character adding subtle yeasty tones. Long finish ending with nutty mineral tones. Very nice!

Pale lemon (golden edges) with aromas of stone fruits and floral spice notes, 2nd vintage in 35 years! An unusual blend of Viura with 5% Manzanilla sherry (bringing biological component), on palate flavors of apple & pear with nutty spice character adding subtle yeasty tones. Long finish ending with nutty mineral tones. Very nice!

Dec 3rd, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Salty, smashable, oxidative 👍

Salty, smashable, oxidative 👍

May 22nd, 2019
Chris Chang

Pairs well with the spicy corn and lobster soup, with some mineral on it

Pairs well with the spicy corn and lobster soup, with some mineral on it

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2018
Matthew Maksimowitz

One of my favorite whites of the year.

One of my favorite whites of the year.

Oct 20th, 2019
Neel Master

Still lemony and salty. Very lean this year compared to last.

Still lemony and salty. Very lean this year compared to last.

Jul 30th, 2019
Muralee Murugesu

This 2015 vintage is the best from this producer! 🍋 peal, chalky with oxidative notes. Very complex! A stellar white!

This 2015 vintage is the best from this producer! 🍋 peal, chalky with oxidative notes. Very complex! A stellar white!

Jul 13th, 2019
Peter Sultan

Whoa Nellie-an old school White Monopole WITH 10% Manzanilla sherry. It’s like the perfect marriage- round, deep w plenty of marcona nut & citrusy salinity that brings a perfectly balanced white Rioja into a special happy place.

Whoa Nellie-an old school White Monopole WITH 10% Manzanilla sherry. It’s like the perfect marriage- round, deep w plenty of marcona nut & citrusy salinity that brings a perfectly balanced white Rioja into a special happy place.

Jun 18th, 2019
Traci Mogil

The fino sherry finish. So nutty, amazing.

The fino sherry finish. So nutty, amazing.

May 14th, 2019
Seth Pelletier

An outgoing, zesty White. Decant well.

An outgoing, zesty White. Decant well.

May 10th, 2019
R Bl
9.1

Wow! Beautifully straddles forest floor/ piney vanilla, a bit herbal. Great with seafood/ vegetables but I’d be very happy sipping by itself.

Wow! Beautifully straddles forest floor/ piney vanilla, a bit herbal. Great with seafood/ vegetables but I’d be very happy sipping by itself.

May 9th, 2019