CVNE Cune Reserva 2018

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo
Rating: 90 Robert Parker Points

Climate: Continental climate with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures
Winemaking: The harvest is carried out manually by hand with the utmost care. In the winery, Cune Reserva goes through the alcoholic fermentation stage that lasts for 10 days. After which, the wine is then subjected to the malolactic fermentation process. Cune Reserva finally rests in French and American oak barrels for around 2 years. Cune Reserva is treated naturally before being bottled and left to rest for approximately an additional year

Color: Intense garnet red
Nose: Aromas of blackberries and cherries accompanied by floral notes and orange zest
Palate: Full-bodied, deep and powerful with very present but ripe, polished and intense tannins

About the Winery:
CVNE (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, the company has been an integral part of the Rioja region’s ascendance in the world of fine wine. With their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, CVNE has been one of Rioja’s most reliable sources of high-quality wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asúa brothers, now represented by the fifth generation with current CEO Victor Urrutia Ybarra.

Since its founding, CVNE’s goal has been to increase the scope of production while maintaining the level of quality on which its reputation was built. Forty years after the original bodega was created, CVNE expanded into the Alavesa region. Today, CVNE is comprised of three separate bodegas: Cune, Viña Real, and Contino. Each of the three estates produces a distinct style of wine from a distinct terroir, and each of their flagship bottlings occupies a well-deserved place in the pantheon of great Spanish wine