Viña Real Barrel Fermented Blanco 2018, CVNE
Spain / Aragon
Andy's Tasting Notes
Terrific value. A white wine with a lot going on! Aromatic peach, pear and apple fruit with intriguing spice, vanilla and balsamic hints. The oak ageing adds a subtle sheen and gloss to the wine without adding any harsh or aggressive overtones. A white Rioja with personality and poise.
Production notes – Manual selection of grapes at their optimum point of ripeness from selected vineyards in Rioja Alavesa. Once in the winery, the grapes were cold macerated for 6–8 hours to create more structure and flavour to the finished wine. The grapes were 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 20°C. The young wine remains on its lees and stirred periodically so that they hang in suspension. The wine is regularly tasted to assess its flavour evolution, until the winemaker decides on the optimum moment to rack it and bottle it.
We are pleased to offer this wine at this Offer Price, rrp is £14.95.
Price per bottle £11.50 £9.50
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.
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