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Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE)
1996 - CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva
750 ml.

$129.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
WS 90
WE 84

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Varietal: Tempranillo; Graciano; Cariñena

Vintage: 1996

Size: 750 ml.

Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (C.V.N.E.) is known colloquially to most Spanish wine drinkers as Cune. The company was founded in 1879 by the Real de Asua brothers and still remains in control of their direct descendants. In the 1920s ownership started Vina Real and in 2004 a new winery was built in Laguardia. In 1973 Contino was created to further the concept of the single estate winery and has since been one of the principal leaders in the resurrection of the nearly extinct Graciano grape. The Contino wines are made exclusively from the estate’s 253 acres located in Laserna near the town of Laguardia. The Reserva bottling is the mainstay of the Contino lineup produced from vines ranging in age from 25 to 60 years. The Contino Vina Del Olivo is the product of a dry farmed single vineyard of the same name planted in 1980. The blend is 90% Tempranillo with the balance Graciano and Carinena aged in new oak for 18 months. The Imperial label is affixed at C.V.N.E. only in the top vintages.

Reviews
Wine Spectator - 90 See more...
Maturing nicely, yet still lively, this red is focused and fresh, with black cherry, licorice, tobacco and cola notes over firm, well-integrated tannins. A sleek, alluring wine. Drink now through 2009. 200 cases imported.
Wine Enthusiast - 84 See more...
CUNE is a throwback bodega whose wines won't appeal to followers of the new wave. And since I consider myself a backer of the modern style, I found this wine too obtuse, funky and borderline dirty to rate higher. It's full of mossy, stewy flavors and the feel is heavy. Traditionalist, however, may find it worthy of greater praise.

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