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Corona Blanco Semidulce
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16¾/20

Corona Blanco Semidulce 2014

Rioja, SpainYou don’t see this wine every year but rather when climatic conditions conspire to allow for optimal ripening in the vineyard – the grapes in question are 85 percent viura mixed with 15 percent white grenache and malvasia. The must is barrel-fermented in American oak barrels until the yeast expires in a sugary grave of some 25 grams per litre of residual sugar. There is a yellow tinge its the colour and a tropical yellow fruit nose complexed with a dusting of botrytis, nuts and smoke. The attack is silky with honeyed crème brûlée flavours flecked with a peppery, caramel finish. Serve this well chilled and give it a go with spicy Thai or Indian food if you dare or more conservatively with foie gras. It’s a perfect dessert in itself if served solo after the meal.Tasted: 27 March 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 39.99 currently not in BC Producer: Compañía Vitivinícola del Norte de Espana (CVNE)Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Viura - White Grenache - MalvasíaUPC: 8410591004158