75cl * Vegan * 13% ABV * Rioja & Jerez, Spain
CVNE (usually pronounced COO-NAY) only recently re-introduced this 'Monopole Clasico' 1970s white Rioja back into its range. Throughout the 20th century, CVNE have remained at the forefront of the Rioja trade and is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family.This historical wine is a blend of Viura (so far so normal) with a small percentage of Manzanilla sherry, developed under a layer of 'flor'. Light, crisp orchard and citrus fruit notes combine with a certain waxiness and herbaceousness. The sherry component adds an element of chamomile, dried fruit and a light saltiness to the palate. A great match with grilled white meats, root vegetables or simple assorted tapas dishes.