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2015 CVNE 'Monopole' Classico Rioja Blanco 1.5L MAGNUM

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2015 CVNE 'Monopole' Classico Rioja Blanco 1.5L MAGNUM

Regular price $39.00
Unit price
per 
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The Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, or CVNE for short (pronounced as "Koon-ay" by the industry), is one of Rioja's top traditional producers of red wines. However, as well established the winery's reds are, their white wine bottling "Monopole" is the oldest registered white wine brand in Spain. The winery has produced this bottling since 1915. This wine was very popular for decades on dining tables throughout Spain, but in the 1970s they changed the style and started making a crisp, clean, fruity style that is honestly just fine but not special. However, in 2014, they called Ezequiel García, the chief winemaker for CVNE from the 1940s through the 1970s, out of retirement and asked him to rediscover the magic of the original recipe. Turns out what they were missing was some barrel aging and a small addition of Manzanilla sherry, a dry, faintly nutty and saline style of sherry from the coast of Southern Spain. This magical addition is what turns the Monopole into the Monopole Clásico, the classic style of the house. You read that right; they put sherry in this wine! The sherry adds chamomile and dried fruit tones along with a faint almond complexity. It's a wine that is easy-drinking enough to bring to a pool, but also comes to the calling when you need the complexity to pair with dinner. The wine comes packaged in its own original wooden case and is a beautiful flute-shaped bottle with vintage labelling. 

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