Contino Rioja Gran Reserva 2014, CVNE
Spain / Aragon
Andy's Tasting Notes
We are really into iconic status with this wine, offering oodles of classic Rioja panache and harmony. Historically this wine, as the estate’s flagship wine, was only bottled in magnum but current vintages are now available by the bottle.
Perfect to drink now if served with your favourite roast, or keep up to 2032 to develop more mellowness and velvetiness. Raspberry, vanilla, roasted nuts and spice overtones.
Price per bottle £57.95 £47.95
25 in stock
The C.V.N.E winery and headquarters have been at the Cune site in Haro since 1879. C.V.N.E., or to give it its full name, Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was established in 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, their aim was to capitalise on the flourishing new trade in wine. C.V.N.E. is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family, now in its fifth generation. C.V.N.E. farms half of its grape crush. The remainder is purchased from long term growers. With three wineries in the region; Cune, Viña Real and Contino the winemakers have control over quality from vineyard to bottle.
CVNE were the first wine company in Spain to achieve the double Environmental Footprint (Carbon and Water). This double Footprint helps to verify the greenhouse gas emissions as well as the direct and indirect consumption of water.
Food matchRoast lamb with rosemary.
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