CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva Especial 2015

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Graciano
Rating: 95 Robert Parker Points

Climate: Continental climate with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures
Terroir: Viña Real Gran Reserva is a Rioja wine made from vineyards located in the municipalities of Laguardi, Elciego and more recently Labastida. Located at an altitude of between 500 and 650 metres, these small plots are over 35 years old and enjoy a southern exposure
Winemaking: The hand-picked grapes are vinified in stainless steel vats, with regular delestage to ensure a fine extraction. Aged for a minimum of 24 months in French and American oak barrels (new and second fill). Hand racking every 5 months during the first year and more spaced out during the second year

Color: Bright and lively, this wine showcases a beautiful ruby red colour and garnet highlights
Nose: The intense nose blends fruity fragrances (black fruit, dried fruit) with delicious notes of coffee, spices, but also toast and balsamic, due to the ageing in barrels
Palate: The smooth and refreshing palate reveals its fine tannins and structure throughout the tasting and leads to an intense and persistent finish

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