Localization: Rioja, Spain
Tasting Notes: This wine shows medium to deep shiny cherry color shades on a purple background. To the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants) stand out, complemented with subtle hints of oak. To the palate, it shows structured and round with a good integration of fruitiness and oakiness. The aftertaste is marked by very well balanced tannins as well as by persistent spicy, toasty, and balsamic aromas. A long stay in the bottle is the finishing touch to this Rioja Alavesa wine's character.
The Domain: Cvne, is situated in Rioja in the traditional neighborhood of the station, where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves, for the main reason of transporting their goods to the port of Bilbao.
In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a business in the recently flourishing trade of wine business. C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created. This cellar still reflects the origins of the company and is kept in the traditional neighborhood of the Haro station.
The Cune winery in Haro is made up of a group of buildings, mostly from the 19th century, and arranged around a courtyard surrounded by pavilions for the purpose of wine production, aging, and bottling.