CVNE Vina Real Reserva 2016

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano
Rating: 93 Robert Parker Points

Climate: Continental climate with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures
Terroir: Viña Real Reserva is a La Rioja wine, made from grapes from Elciego and Laguardia. This wine comes from non-irrigated, goblet-planted vines over 30 years old. The vineyard is planted on clay-limestone soil with little organic matter
Winemaking: It is aged in new single-use French and American oak barrels for an average of 22 months and an additional 18 months in the bottle to develop a rounded and complex flavour

Color: Deep ruby red
Nose: The nose shows intense notes of ripe red fruits and notes from barrel aging such as toast, spices and smoke
Palate: The palate reveals a well-structured wine with firm but polished, rounded tannins and notes of fruit compote and elegant 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