The grapes used to produce Monopole Clasico are harvested from the Villalba de Rioja vineyard, over 5 hectares planted in calcareous soils 15 years ago with an east-facing aspect. The vines are trellis-trained to offer protection from the prevailing winds. At an altitude of over 600 metres.
Produced with a blend of white varieties, hand harvested in 20 kg cases at optimum ripeness. The grapes are gently pressed, and the must is transferred (just like in the 1960s) into concrete tanks for static clarification.
With complex aromas of pear, apple and white flowers but also dried fruits. The palate has an elegant acidity which provide freshness.
94pts JAMES SUCKLING, 93pts TIM ATKIN
CVNE, Compañía Vinícola del Norte del España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company), was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja. CVNE was founded by two brothers and today is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family.