CVNE, Viña Real Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2015 through Merchant of Wine.

CVNE, Viña Real Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2015

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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: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano

Origin
Rioja, Spain

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Burgundy red color, clean and bright with deep intensity. On the nose, it is long and intense with aromas of red mature fruits well combined with nuances of toffee, spices and smoke from the barrel. In the mouth, it is a long and well structured wine where the same hints already found in the nose appear, complex traces of very mature fruit and oak. This is a wine that will continue to evolve inside the bottle for many years.

Perfect for pairing with red meats and fatty fish.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The classical 2015 Viña Real Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from a warm and early harvest that fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in new oak barriques for 22 months with rackings every four months. I find it very expressive, aromatic and open, ripe and hedonistic but without excess. It has the soft and approachable profile of the Alavesa wines but with the grip of the fine-grained, chalky tannins. It's gentle but has clout.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Earthy berry and plum aromas come with patented Rioja side notes of vanilla and tobacco, while this reserva from a warm but top-notch vintage feels dry and slightly choppy. Roasted, gamy plum and berry flavors show some buttery oak, peppery notes and a leafy accent in front of a meaty finish touched up by lemony hints.

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Vina Real Reserva (90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha) has a pretty, fruit-filled nose of red and blue fruits, vanilla, spice, and cedarwood. With medium-bodied richness and a charming, sweetly fruited, balanced mouthfeel, it's well worth seeking out and will drink nicely for at least 4-6 years.

Product size: 750ml

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