Viña Real Crianza 2016, CVNE
Spain / Aragon
Andy's Tasting Notes
This is a great value example with fruit and oak perfectly integrated producing a classic smooth, silky and rounded example. There is just enough ripe tannins to stop it becoming too soft though!
For its price it’s a real candidate for popping away a few bottles for further ageing. Another 2 – 3 years will further improve the wine.
Price per bottle £10.95
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