CVNE Gran Reserva 2014
The wine is mid garnet in color with pink hints at the rim. It has good aromatic complexity where a perfect balance between ripe fruits and notes from barrel ageing, such as sweet spices, tobacco leaf and roasted coffee can be found. The palate is silky with fine-grained tannins, and a gently acidic finish giving freshness followed by a long, balsamic aftertaste.
CVNE Gran Reserva 2014 is perfect for accompanying any dish based on Mediterranean cuisine.
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The coolness of the 2014 vintages was well suited to the CVNE Gran Reserva style, which is made to age in bottle. Partnering Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, all of it from the area to the west of Haro, this is fresh, focused and lightly balsamic with underlying grip.
Cvne, 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.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.