CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva 2012
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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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%
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.