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CVNE Monopole Rioja Blanco
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16½/20

CVNE Monopole Rioja Blanco 2017

Rioja, SpainA sensational dry, crisp white wine with scents of white flowers, herbal perfume, and ripe apples charming the nose, before vivid citrus, green melon and tangy yellow plums wash over the palate. Texture is Monopole’s strength, with a lovely mouthcoating bees wax sensation, before it all tightens up into a snappy, dry, minerally finale. Viura is the high-quality white grape of Rioja whose flavourful nature and surging acidity keeps wines like this charmer fresh and exciting for food pairing. Monopole sees no oak, is a middleweight with just enough succulence for pan-seared halibut, and pairs with Spain’s great culinary gift to the world – Romesco sauce.Tasted: 23 May 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 22.99 private wine shops QC 17.00 SAQ AB 19.00 private wine shops Producer: Compañía Vitivinícola del Norte de Espana (CVNE)Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Varietal: ViuraCSPC: 687582UPC: 8410591003601