CUNE MONOPOLE BLANCO SECO – SUSTAINABLE AND VEGAN
Cune (the initials C.V.N.E. are short for Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana, but in common practice, everyone calls it “coo-nay”) is a well known winery in the Rioja region that works in a very traditional style.
This legendary winery was established in 1879, and is credited as the reason for Rioja’s meteoric rise to international wine fame. Between championing gravity-led processes and their eventual acquisition of like-minded wineries, they’ve had a profound impact on the state of Spanish wine.
From their humble beginnings near a railroad station in Haro, they’ve evolved into a winery that is exciting, dependable, and focused. Today their vineyards span the acclaimed plains of Rioja Alta and Alavesa, and their wines mature in the expanse that is their notable Eiffel cellar.
100% Viura, fermented and raised in stainless steel. One of the region’s iconic go-to whites, and in fact Spain’s oldest existing white wine brand, produced under the same name since 1915.
90 points Vinous “Pale, green-tinged straw. Racy, sharply focused citrus and orchard fruit aromas pick up floral and tarragon nuances with air. Taut and focused on the palate, offering lemon pith, yellow apple, and nectarine flavors that deepen through the back half. Closes smooth, with very good tenacity, leaving honeysuckle and peach pit notes behind.”