£14.05/ 0.75 L btl
Cune Reserva 2016
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Cune was the name given to the first wine bottled at the Haro bodega and its outstanding success led to the subsequent production of the Cune Reserva. Showing respect for tradition, both the Crianza and the Reserva reflect the innovative spirit of this emblematic Rioja Alta winery, always a trusted brand.
In the making of the Reserva, grapes are used from their own vineyards, located in the Rioja Alta; they are hand-picked and ferment in tanks. Afterwards the wine matures in American and French oak barrels for 18 months, acquiring its characteristic finesse. Following a natural clarification, the wine rests for about a year in bottle until the right time arrives for its release onto the market.
Concealed behind the cork of every bottle of Cune Reserva is a red wine that's midway between cherry and garnet in colour, with fine tears. Its interesting aromatic display is dominated by hints of red fruits and liquorice, and supported by a background of toasty notes and sweet spices (cinnamon and vanilla) derived from its oak ageing. On the palate, it's delicate and elegant from start to finish; its rounded tannins provide pleasure in abundance and, in combination with the fruit's character, deliver superb balance. With a lovely fresh finish, swathed in appealing hints of thyme.
Mushrooms / Grilled meats / Riojan style potatoes
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
A cune matata
We are already obsessed with the Cune crianza and didn't think that could be beat - but evidently we were wrong. The reserva is even better. Just that little bit smoother and oakier; worth the extra you pay. My fiancée and I taste-tested this wine against the Beronia reserva and both agreed this was the (close) winner!by: Carlos (16/11/2020) - Vintage 2016
Es un vino moderno, con la madera justa y aromas. Merece su precioby: Oliver (19/10/2020) - Vintage 2016
Honnête et constant , tel le Cune Réserva. Agréable à boire , ne réserve pas de surprises, mais bien fait. Se révèle assez doux en gorge on sent pour autant la force des vignes ensoleilléesby: Greg Hall (17/06/2020) - Vintage 2015
Excellent service and delicious wine. One of the best red wines we have enjoyed in a long time. We will be buying a lot more soon. I highly recommend itby: Chris Y (20/02/2020) - Vintage 2015
An excellent value Rioja to drink now or keep.
Ruby red colour. Deep, rich, red fruit nose nose. More in the modern style without the heavy oak and vanilla flavours. Still relatively young, a robust food wine which improves in the glass.
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. ...