CVNE Finca Vallejo Crianza 2018

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Rating: 92 James Suckling Points

Climate: Continental climate with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures
Terroir: Finca Vallejo Crianza is made with grapes from selected vineyards situated 800 metres above sea level in clay-limestone and sandy loam soils, located in the town of Villalba de Duero, Burgos
Winemaking: Manual harvest. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Following these processes, the wine is transferred to American and French oak barrels, where it spends 12 months to develop balance and complexity. After the ageing process, the wine is bottled and released on the market

Color: Maroon
Nose: Aromas of wild fruits, liquorice together with vanillas, toffees and cocoa
Palate: Soft entrance in mouth with rounded tannins and a slightly acidic end which leads to a long and fruity aftertaste

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