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CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva 2012

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Of a deep and shiny ruby red color with shades of garnet, this wine shows very intense and complex on the nose where hints of this wine's stay in oak stand out (coffee, spices, leather, toastiness) well integrated with stewed fruit and nuts. The first impressions on the palate are mellow, evolving towards a powerful and structured finish with a long aftertaste. Tannins show sweet, restrained and very well integrated into the wine's structure. It is a wine with a great aging potential in bottle. Food pairing: Red meats, aged cheese.

Made with high-quality grapes harvested by hand from our better plots in Rioja Alavesa. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures with a frequent dropping of the juice over the skins in order to maximize extraction. Malolactic Fermentation is carried out in French and American oak barrels, and then, the wine is manually racked to stabilize and get rid of deposits. After the cask aging for 2 years, the wine is clarified with white of egg to achieve the silkiness and shiny final color. Aging in bottle 36 months.

Blend: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano

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TA 94
Tim Atkin

Even in a warmer year, this is like a quintessence of the Rioja Alavesa, combining Tempranillo and 5% Graciano to brilliant effect. Still youthful and vibrant, it’s floral, peppery and fresh with crunchy black cherry fruit and subtle oak spice. 2019-30. Alcohol: 13.5%

RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The classical 2012 Viña Real Gran Reserva is produced with 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano, fermented in stainless steel with neutral dry yeasts and aged in new oak barrel for two years. It's very spicy and creamy, with developed aromas, open and expressive. The palate feels very polished, with a fine thread of acidity going through its core. There is good balance between power and elegance. It should develop nicely in bottle, even if it's approachable now. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2015.
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CVNE, Spain
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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.

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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.

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STC699154_2012 Item# 422501