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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Cune Corona Blanco Semidulce
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Cune Corona Blanco Semidulce 2014

Rioja, SpainThis glorious little sweetie is a true gem from Rioja’s CVNE. Fresh as a daisy, it smells of heady white flowers, peaches and dried apricots. The honeyed palate has high lip-smacking acidity that refreshes the rich flavours of lime curd, almond cream and sugared herbs. It’s hard to imagine conditions for botrytis in Rioja, but don’t underestimate the significant Atlantic influence. Viura (85 percent), malvasia and garnacha blanco get positively afflicted with botrytis which you can sense in the wine with subtle smoky, toasty, dried fruit flavours. Perfectly pitched sweetness can work with blue cheese cheesecake, passionfruit pavlova, or even a thick chunk of rich pâté. I reward it with an extra point for rarity.Tasted: 23 May 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