2018 CVNE Monopole Blanco (750ml)

Macabeo from Rioja, Spain


There are two versions of the dry white, the young, fresh and fruit-driven 2018 Monopole and another one they call "clásico," which is released later and has some Manzanilla de Sanlúcar added to it. This fruity white is also floral and light and was produced with Viura (a.k.a. Macabeo) grapes that fermented in stainless steel at low temperature with dry yeasts to keep the primary aromas. It's from a fresh year with less ripeness and alcohol (perhaps more noticeable in the reds), and this continues with the profile of previous years. The source of the grapes is quite stable, so variations are due to the climate of the year. 400,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2018.

89 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)

Plump and silky, this white offers apple, pear and light herbal flavors, with notes of white flowers and mineral. Gentle acidity keeps this focused. Drink now. 40,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported.

89 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Sep 2019)

A layered and creamy white with cooked-apple, pie-crust and pear character. Medium body. Flavorful finish. Easy. Drink now.

89 points, James Suckling (Jul 2019)

Pale straw color. Brisk citrus fruits, fresh flowers on the nose. Dry and nervy in style, offering light-bodied lemon and green apple flavors and a touch of honeysuckle on the palate. Finishes taut and slightly bitter, leaving fennel and citrus pith notes behind.

88 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2019)


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