Cune Rioja Blanco 2021 Barrel-Fermented, CVNE
Classic White Rioja, full bodied and dry, with a crisp fruitiness and a good dollop of creamy vanilla oak. The Monopole Blanco is a barrel-fermented white Rioja, a style which was pioneered by CVNE's winemaker, Basilio Izquierdo, combining the classical use of American oak with the intense fruity flavours and refreshing acidity of the Viura and Malvasia varieties.
The Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (or, as it is better known, CVNE) opened its £12 million winery in Haro in 1992 and it is still probably one of the most modern and best equipped in Europe. This high-profile, quality orientated firm was established in 1879 and, today, is run by direct fourth generation descendants. CVNE, still very much a traditional-style bodega, own over 1000 acres of their own vines in both the Rioja Alta and Alavesa which supplies over 65% of their overall needs.
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