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C.v.n.e. (Compania Vinicola Del Norte De Espana) Vina Real Reserva Rioja Red Blend Tempranillo Graciano Grenache

$363.41 / case(12)



In 1920 the first vina real wines were launched. These wines were produced from grapes grown around elciego in the heart of the rioja alavesa province. These vineyards to this day are still controlled by vina real and continue to border the ‘camino real’ or ‘royal drive’; hence the origin of the vina real name. The vina reall wines are modern in structure balanced and elegant with a potential for very long ageing in bottle this last being the main characteristic of the rioja alavesa province. Winemaking: the grapes principally grown in the rioja alavesa sub-zone are carefully picked by hand when fully ripe and only the healthiest bunches are selected. On arrival at the winery the grapes are cooled and macerated prior to the alcoholic fermentation which is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The length of time the fermenting juice is kept in contact with the skins is determined by daily tasting and analysis until the desired levels of colour a


wine advocate rating: 92

,,wine~rioja~spain~~rioja~family:cune (c. V. N. E.),vt,y,red,n 810,009798514322,1lucien barrot chateauneuf du pape 6/cs [france],750ml,5,41. 78,223. 07,6,,n,”location of the vineyards dispersed throughout the chateauneuf-du-pape production zone. 28 parcels in all. Most on south or south west facing slopes. The cellars are near the centre of the small town (large village) of chateauneuf-du-pape. Soil classic stony soil with large pebbles on a red clay and limestone base. Average age of the vines old vines about 50 years on average with 80 % being more than 60 years old. Average production yield is about 30 hectolitres per hectare of which about 3 000 cases are sold in bottle each year. Vinification and ageing no destemming and no carbonic maceration. The grapes are vinified according to their origin in the traditional manner. The various grape varieties are fermented together followed by a long maceration for 21 to 24 days depending on the vintage. The temperature is limited at 26 to 28°c. Malolactic fermentation before ageing in ‘foudres’ the large old oak casks that are so typical of the region. No fining and no filtration. B,,wine~french rhone~france~~rhone~,vt,y,,n 996,009798514651,1vina herminia reserva garnacha tempranillo [spain],750ml,2,20. 99,226. 74,12,,n,round rich and flavourful colour: cherry red with ripe-cherry tones lively good maturation tones good colour intense ripe-cherry red meniscus. Aroma: hearty fresh and complex on the nose elegant and creamy somewhat syrupy with an agreeable oak floor and ripe-fresh cherry fruit flavour. Flavour: round rich flavourful and voluminous a bit fleshy and long lasting with very intense finish.” – vina herminia


wine spectator rating: 90 vintage: 2006

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