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CVNE, Viña Real Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2012

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Overview of the Wine
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.

Grape / Blend
Blend: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano

Origin
Rioja, Spain

Winemaker's Tasting 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.

93 Points - 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.

Product size: 750ml

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