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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Cune Contino Reserva 1999
Cune Contino Reserva 1999
(search item no. 91670)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The three varietals on which Contino wines are based are: Tempranillo which gives a good balance between sugar, color and acidity; Mazuelo which gives good tannin structure; and Graciano which has good color and a powerful aromatic characteristic.

Deep red cherry color, on nose an explosion of ripe berry fruits and hints of licorice and balsamic notes with an elegant touch of oak.

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About Cune:

Cvné, is situated in Rioja in the traditional neighborhood of the station, where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves, for the main reason of transporting their goods to the port of Bilbao.

In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a business in the recently flourishing trade of the wine business. C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created. This cellar still reflects the origins of the company and is kept in the traditional neighborhood of the Haro station.

The Cune winery in Haro, is made up of a group of buildings, mostly from the 19th century and arranged around a courtyard surrounded by pavilions for the purpose of wine production, aging, and bottling.