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Monopole Clásico 2017

Monopole Clásico

2017
Rioja (Spain)
92+
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From the start of last century until the 1970s, Monopole was a reference point in homes and hostelri...

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£17.96

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Monopole Clásico 2017

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

From the start of last century until the 1970s, Monopole was a reference point in homes and hostelries throughout Spain, and one of CVNE's foremost wines. Sadly, existing trends changed for the worse, sales slipped and in the 80s it stopped being produced as it had been at that time. In 2014, celebrating the brand's centenary year, the Monopole as it used to be made before, saw the light of day again, now under the name of Monopole Clásico: a seductive and striking wine thanks to a small amount of Manzanilla, a commemorative wine which draws deeply on tradition to welcome in the present.

The Viura grape's combination of fruit and liveliness, along with the pungent profile of the Manzanilla, make Monopole Clásico an amazing white whose nose blends together the aromas of green almonds, marzipan and salt with those of white fruits like apple and pear. On swirling the glass around, hints of cabello de ángel (pumpkin preserve), sea breeze and fine spices appear. On the palate it's oily, but also fresh, thanks to the slight acidity of the Manzanilla. The salinity is noticeable on the wine's passage and evident right up to the long and persistent finish, enhanced by withering chamomile petals and dried fruits and nuts.

Food pairing

Fried fish / Meats with creamy sauces / King prawns

Tasting notes

  • ViewStraw yellow / Golden tones
  • Bouquet:White flowers / Dried fruit and nuts / Soft almonds / Camomile tea
  • Mouth:Fresh / Flavoursome / Dry / Saline

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 8ºC and 10ºC

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by: Mon (25 Jul) - Vintage 2017

Siempre un clásico

Un estilo antes denostado, este gran blanco es un perfecto ejemplo de que la calidad no está reñida con la comercialidad. No busquemos un vino súper frutal sino más bien seco pero muy versátil, muy bueno como aperitivo pero muy gastronómico también. Lo que hemos de esperar de un blanco de Rioja joven. Excelente relación calidad~precio.

by: Imma (24 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Buen blanco intenso

Ligero pero intenso Marida perfecto con pescados fuertes

by: Riccardo Barazzetta (19/09/2019) - Vintage 2016

Un bianco semplice

Un bianco che non ha pretese particolari, si beve bene, profumato ma senza esagerazioni, con una struttura non pesante una gusta acidità. Consigliato per la sua semplicità.

by: Graham (27/06/2018) - Vintage 2015

Delicate, fresh wine with a hint of oak

Clean, a little simple but also round and plump. Definitely not one to keep but perfect with light tapas especially fishy or seafood based ones which go well with its slightly salty citrus tang

by: Rubén (15/10/2017) - Vintage 2014

Un vino acuoso y de pocos sabores.Destaca un ligero sabor ajerezado que con la aireación se mítica.Quizás le falta guarda en botella.

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