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Cune Viña Real Barrel Fermented Blanco 2008

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C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalize on the flourishing new trade in wine. C.V.N.E. is based in the traditional neighbourhood of the station, in the heart of the Rioja wine region. Historically, some of the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves here in order to benefit from the ease of transport via rail to the port of Bilbao, the most efficient form of transport in those days. Grapes are manually selected at their optimum point of ripeness and once in the winery, the grapes are cold macerated for 6 - 8 hours to create more structure of flavour to the finished wine. The grapes are then lightly pressed and the juice transferred to new american oak casks for fermentation for between 15 and 20 days at cellar temperature, between 16 and 20oC. The young wine remains on its lees which are periodically stirred through the wine so that they hang in suspension. This 'Viña Real Barrel Fermented Blanco' is regularly tasted to assess its flavour evolution, until we decide on the optimum moment to rack it and bottle it. Bright straw yellow, star bright. Ripe summer fruit on the nose with floral notes. Soft, aromatic and rich in the palate, with good grapefruit acidity. Light toasty and biscuity flavours from the oak and the lees, with hints and cinnamon over.

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Snooth User: len23
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11/02/2013

Fruity, not too oaky



C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalize on the flourishing new trade in wine. C.V.N.E. is based in the traditional neighbourhood of the station, in the heart of the Rioja wine region. Historically, some of the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves here in order to benefit from the ease of transport via rail to the port of Bilbao, the most efficient form of transport in those days. Grapes are manually selected at their optimum point of ripeness and once in the winery, the grapes are cold macerated for 6 - 8 hours to create more structure of flavour to the finished wine. The grapes are then lightly pressed and the juice transferred to new american oak casks for fermentation for between 15 and 20 days at cellar temperature, between 16 and 20oC. The young wine remains on its lees which are periodically stirred through the wine so that they hang in suspension. This 'Viña Real Barrel Fermented Blanco' is regularly tasted to assess its flavour evolution, until we decide on the optimum moment to rack it and bottle it. Bright straw yellow, star bright. Ripe summer fruit on the nose with floral notes. Soft, aromatic and rich in the palate, with good grapefruit acidity. Light toasty and biscuity flavours from the oak and the lees, with hints and cinnamon over.

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