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CVNE Rioja Gran Reserva Imperial 2011

CVNE Rioja Gran Reserva Imperial 2011

$77.99

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Type: Red Wine | Country: Spain | Region: Rioja | Varietal: Tempranillo | Vintage: 2011
85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazeuelo - all a selection of the best grapes from vineyards surrounding the village of Villalba, in the heart of the ‘Rioja Alta' zone, grown on iron-rich clay and limestone soils. Extended aging takes place in French and American oak casks, followed by further aging in bottle; generally aged a total of 10 years before release.CVNE (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, the company has been an integral part of the Rioja region's ascendance in the world of fine wine. With their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, CVNE has been one of Rioja's most reliable sources for high quality wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asúa brothers, now represented by the fifth generation with current CEO Victor Urrutia Ybarra. Since its founding, CVNE's goal has been to increase the scope of production while maintaining the level of quality on which their reputation was built. Forty years after the original bodega was created, CVNE expanded into the Alavesa region. Today, CVNE is comprised of three separate bodegas: Cune, Viña Real, and Contino. Each of the three estates produces a distinct style of wine from a distinct terroir, and each of their flagship bottlings occupies a well-deserved place in the pantheon of great Spanish wine. Cvne is the winery where the company began in 1879. It still sits on its original site, Barrio de la Estación, in Haro, Rioja Alta, directly next to the train station. They produce white, rosé, crianza, and reserva wines, sourced almost entirely from Alta fruit. Additionally, Cune produces a sub-label called Imperial (named for the original half-liter “Imperial pint” bottling) which releases Reserva and Gran Reserva bottings in exceptional years.