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C.V.N.E - Monopole Unoaked Blanco 2018


  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Rioja
  • Wine Area: Rioja Alta
  • Wine Maker: Basilio Izquierdo
  • Grape: Viura
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Grilled and Roasted White Meats Fish/Shellfish Salads and Picnics

Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (5 btls)
WA: 87 (2014) VS: 90 (2015) JR: 16.5+ (2015) WS: 88 (2016) JS: 91 (2016) WE: 87 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

Bright pale yellow in colour with green hints at the rim. The nose shows aromas reminiscent of spring flowers and white fruits such as pear, apple and white currant. The palate is silky and pleasing due to perfect balance between structure and acidity.

Winery Information


CVNE (Compagna Vinicola del Norte de Espana) is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asua brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, the company has been an integral part of the Rioja region's ascendance in the world of fine wine. With their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, CVNE has been one of Rioja's most reliable sources for high quality wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asua brothers, now.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)87 pts

Apr 2015 Reviewer : Luis Gutierrez - The white 2014 Monopole, bottled one month before my tasting, is pure stainless-steel-fermented Viura bottled unoaked. It's a clean, fruit-driven, immediate white with faint aromas of white flowers and fruit and a light palate with moderate acidity and a spritzy hint. This should last a while, although there's no need to wait.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)90 pts

May 2017- By Josh Raynolds - Pale gold. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dried pear, beeswax and lemon pith, plus a hint of green almond in the background. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that are braced and lifted by a chalky mineral note. The citrusy element carries through a long, stony finish that shows very good energy and a touch of bitter quinine (2015)16.5+ pts

Most unusual. Ambitious Viura! Masses of depth with real nuttiness. Shows what can be done with this grape.

Wine Spectator (2016)88 pts

Lively flavors of apple, wet stone and herbs mingle in this fresh white. Crisp, well-integrated acidity keeps this focused through the clean, pure finish. Viura.

James Suckling (2016)91 pts

Always a delicious white with sliced apple, melon and green pear character. Medium body, bright acidity. Lively finish. Drink now

Wine Enthusiast (2016)87 pts

Clean white-fruit aromas are simple but pleasant. This Viura has a round, plump body that's a touch flat. Salty citrus flavors come with notes of lime and green banana. A lasting finish is mild and tasty. Drink immediately.

Vinification Notes

This wine is made from 100% viura grapes. Gentle pressing encouraged the release of free run juice which was then fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature, so facilitating the extraction and conservation of key primary fruit and floral aromas typical of the variety.