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Cune Gran Reserva 2016

Cune Gran Reserva

2016
The flavour of history
95
SUCKLING
93
WINE SPECTATOR
93
DECANTER

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production75,000 bottles

The wine

Cune Gran Reserva is one of CVNE’s latest Gran Reservas. Going beyond the Crianza and Reserva, the winery decided to produce a wine for cellaring that emanates purely from typical vineyards situated in small towns near to Haro, essentially Torremontalvo, but also Briones and Villalba, depending on the vintage. In the past, this winery set in the famous Barrio de la Estación didn’t have the ideal vineyard for making this wine, but has found one in the sunny, clay-soils of Torremontalvo’s estates.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Purple / Reddish glints
Bouquet
Complex / Fruit aromas / Ripe fruit / Spicy notes / Toffee / Coffee / Balsamic aromas
Mouth
Smooth / Silky tannins / Slightly acidic / Refreshing acidity / Long finish / Balsamic notes

Food pairing

caza
Game
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham

Feathered game / Red meats / Cured cheeses / Roast lamb

Ratings and awards

201791+ PK
201695 SK93 WS93 DC
201492 PK91 PN93 SK92 TA
201391 PK90 PN92 SK
201291+ PK
201091 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: SucklingWS: Wine spectatorDC: DecanterTA: Tim atkin

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

CVNE still buys half of the grapes they vinify, but they now use 100% of their own grapes for the 2014 Cune Gran Reserva. From a challenging year with abundant rains during the harvest, it's approximately 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), a classical blend with 13.5% alcohol. It fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic in concrete and élevage in American and French oak barrels for 24 months. The bottles are kept for at least three years before they are sold. It's quite austere and serious, with a shy nose and a backward personality but with the sweet spices and the character of the traditional Gran Reservas. The palate is polished and balanced, with very fine and abundant tannins. It's a powerful Gran Reserva with some youth. It transcends the difficult harvest. 75,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2017.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2014 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

3.5/5
2 reviews
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Winemaking

Vinification materialStainless steel / Concrete
Ageing period24 months
Type of woodFrench and American oak

Vineyards

Torremontalvo, Briones y Villalba

Vine age45 years
SoilClay / Pebbles
OrientationSouth / East

The winery

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España - CVNE

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España - CVNE

The Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, CVNE —or 'Cune', as it's known locally in Haro— was founded in 1879 and was one of the first wineries in La Rioja to bottle wine. What started out as the project of two brothers (Raimundo and Eusebio Real de Asúa) continues today in the hands of the same family (now the fifth generation) and comprises four wineries: CVNE, Imperial (an independent winery within the original CVNE winery), Viña Real and Viñedos del Contino....

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