CVNE Vina Real Crianza 2018 / 2019

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano
Rating: 91 Robert Parker Points

Climate: Continental climate with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures
Terroir: Vines grow on soil that is rich in iron, limestone and clay
Winemaking: The grapes, once destemmed, are left in stainless steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation takes place for 10 to 12 days at 26 degrees. After malolactic fermentation, Vina Real Crianza is transferred to barrels of American and French oak. Vina Real Crianza aged for a period of between 13 and 14 months. During this time, the wine is racked every half-year

Color: Medium to deep shiny cherry on a purple background
Nose: Intense aromas of fruits like blackcurrants and blackberries on the nose
Palate: The palate is broad and persistent. A round red wine, with pleasant tannins and a good balance between fruit and oak

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