Vina Real Crianza 2015, CVNE
Spain / Aragon
Andy's Tasting Notes
2015 is a cracking vintage in Rioja, and this is a great value example with fruit and oak perfectly integrated producing a classic smooth, silky and rounded example. There’s just enough ripe tannins to stop it becoming too soft though!
For its price it’s a real candidate for squirreling a few bottles away for further ageing – another 2 – 3 years will further improve the wine.
90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha/Graciano/Mazuelo
Usual rrp is circa £11.00, but we are pleased to be able to offer at this Special Offer price (whilst stock lasts at this price).
Price per bottle £11.20 £9.70
32 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 matchVery versatile - try with Turkish lamb
Awards & Critic Reviews
“This is a fuller and richer crianza with dried fruit, meat and spice. Layered and round-textured. Shows soft tannins. Rich and flavorful at the finish. Gorgeous wine.” 92/100pts James Suckling
“The excellent 2015 Viña Real Crianza is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% split between Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo and Graciano from Rioja Alavesa; it fermented in stainless steel and matured in French and American oak barrels for 13 to 14 months. It’s subtle, harmonious and serious, clean and with a good compromise between ripeness and freshness. This is a benchmark Crianza, with a little more fruit and weight than the Cune, with some fine tannins, keeping its poise.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Rioja is such a go-to for most red wine lovers, rarely failing to deliver, and especially so from quality houses such as the Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana – CVNE” Tom Cannavan, Winepages