MONOPOLE CLASICO BLANCO SECO 2015 £33.00
'It does have an amazing nose with notes of sea breeze, iodine and esparto grass. The palate is extremely tasty, but at the same time is light and fresh, with the acidity of viura and the kick and pungency from Manzanilla. Awesome!' (91-93pts) Luiz Guitierrez, Wine Advocate. After over 2 years in the making, CVNE introduces the ‘Monopole Clásico’, a re-make of the Monopole from the 1970s. This wine has been produced in collaboration with Maria Larrea and Ezequiel Garcia, CVNE’s winemaker from the 1950s to the 1970s. This exciting re-introduction of a historical wine from CVNE’s past is a blend of Viura with a small percentage of Manzanilla Sherry. Hand harvested in 20 kg cases at optimum ripeness. Gently pressed, the grapes are then transferred into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Once this is completed, the wine will go with its lees into vats and botas of 300 lts and 500 lts that have been previously used by two, three or more wines. The wine ages in these recipients for around 8 months, with regular tastings. The uniqueness of this wine lies in the contribution of a small quantity of manzanilla, developed by the traditional method of biological crianza under “velo de flor”. The wines’ ageing contributes to its peculiar organoleptic characteristics, adding aromas of chamomile, dried fruits, and a long and persistent aftertaste.