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Cvne Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Monopole Clasico 2014 750ml

La Rioja
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2015 2014
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
Going one step further in the Monopole Clásico ladder, they are now releasing a 2014 Monopole Clásico Gran Reserva. It's a selection from their Viura vineyard in the village of Villalba de Rioja vinified as the Monopole Clásico from that vintage (which was the first) fermented in cask but kept in four well-seasoned barriques and one bota (sherry butt), where the wine matured until they bottled it in July 2020. It has moderate alcohol (13%) and amazing freshness and acidity (a pH of 3.18 and 6.5 grams of acidity). They harvested very early and avoided the rains of the 2014 harvest. It's more in the style of the old Gran Reserva whites, and with the effect of the sherry cask and the addition of Manzanilla (which in this first vintage was not that much), there's lots of finesse and complexity but more in the style of the new Blanco Reserva than the Monopole Clásico. Spices, chamomile, dry flowers, dry apricots, lanolin and mushrooms (old cave). The palate is intense but light on its feet, very dry but with something that reminded me of the amazing 1939 Corona. Very original. Truly remarkable! 1,800 bottles produced. Beware of the price tag. ... More details
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Cvne Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Monopole Clasico 2014 750ml

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Region: La Rioja

The wines of La Rioja have been famed throughout the world for many centuries, due to their excellence of flavor and deep, complex character. La Rioja is a green and fertile region of Spain, situated on the north of the country, yet sheltered from the cold and wet Atlantic oceanic influences by the expansive Cantabrian mountain range near the coast. La Rioja's most famous and widely loved grape varietal is the Tempranillo, which is grown in the majority of the vineyards in the region. However, many of the best wines of La Rioja are blended varieties, often featuring the aromatic Garnacha varietal for added perfume. The region also produces several extremely fine white wines, usually made from the Viura varietal grape, which are aged in barrels for extra flavor and aroma.

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.