Compañía Vinícola del Norte del España, or CVNE, was founded in 1879 by two brothers in the town of Haro in Rioja. Focused on the production and aging on wines, CVNE is part of four wineries owned by the same family. The winery is known for tradition, quality and innovation. In 1940 it was the first winery in Spain to construct and use a concrete fermentation cellar and continues to use innovation to create delicious wines.
The Cune Gran Reserva is a beautiful blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo coming from the vineyards in Rioja Alta. The area where the vines are grown is calcareous clay and alluvial soils with a lovely Mediterranean climate to express the true terroir in the region. The 2010 was an excellent vintage for this wine, exhibiting everything you love about Rioja. The wine is aged in barrel for two years and in bottle for three so it has a perfect balance of dark red fruit and secondary aged flavors of earth, spice and some tobacco. The wine is structured wonderfully and it has big bold tannins to finish.