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Cune Corona Blanco Semidulce

Cune 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: Prices: 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