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Details for Cune White 2013
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This wine's label, which is white, quite plain and with the name in English, could be rather disconcerting at first, especially if you knew the previous one, but pour yourself a glass and you'll rest assured that this is the CVNE white you’ve always known, and another wine fusing tradition and innovation, the two facets which best describe this great Rioja winery: the tradition it started out with (Viura grapes and American barrels) and the ever-present attention to detail; simply sporting a new label - the CVNE zeal for renovation is constantly active.
Cune White is a typical barrel-fermented Rioja white. Bright in the glass and not showing much colour, a pale yellow with greenish flecks, it reveals aromas of flowers and white fruits, namely pear and apple, characteristic of this variety; plus a hint of fresh pineapple and fragrantly sweet flowers, and some subtle, refreshing traces of coconut resulting from the American barrels used in maturation. Given some time and evolution in bottle, it will gain in complexity, developing more mature aromas, of apple peel. It is one of those wines always worth having at home, for enjoying whilst young, when fresher and full of verve, or more complex after several years.
Oily and with plenty of volume on the palate, good acidity, fennel hints, a touch of sweetness… It’s a flavoursome, appetising white, both a lively and serious wine, high quality, at a good price, complete and with a degree of powerfulness, that leaves us with a subtle touch of fresh liquorice on the finish and fruit on the retronasal passage. A very versatile wine for pairing, like all good barrel-fermented whites.
Seafood / White meats / Poultry / Aperitifs / Fish / Foie gras / To enjoy on its own
- ViewBright / Straw yellow / Clean
- Bouquet:Higly aromatic / Elegant / Apple / Pineapple / Coconut / Fruit aromas / Floral scents
- Mouth:Smooth / Fresh / Flavoursome / Long / Fruit-forward / Aromatic herbs / Easy to drink
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 10ºC and 12ºC
- Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2017
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. ...