CUNE RESERVA 2016, 75 CL
Name of Wine: CUNE RESERVA
Type of Wine: Red Wine
Region of Production: Rioja
Vintage Rating: Very good
85% Tempranillo,15% Garnacha Tinta,
Graciano and Mazuelo.
Bottle Type: Bordeaux
Case / Bottle Size:
C/12 – 75 cl
Alcoholic Volume: 14,0 % Vol.
Total Acidity: 5,30 gr/l
Volatile Acidity: 0,67 (en gr/l de Acetic)
SO2 Free / Total: 28.8/80 (en ppm de Sulphurous)
The grapes were hand picked from selected vineyards and, following destalking,
they were fermented at controlled temperatures between 28oC and 30oC.
Following a full malolactic fermentation to balance the acidity, and to round and
soften the wine, it was matured for eighteen months in a mixture of French and
American oak barrels, with rackings every six months. After bottling, the wine was
cellared twenty four months before being released.
VINTAGE / HARVEST DESCRIPTION
The 2016 growing season lasted 182 days. At CVNE the harvest began on the 9th September and ended on the 9th October yielding better quantity and quality than the previous two harvests. Throughout the growing season the weather conditions were optimum, with these favourable conditions leasing to the development of a healthy vineyard and consequent high hopes for a good vintage. Good weather accompanied the harvest itself and the production of high quality wines was made possible.
Medium intensity ruby in colour with a pink hint at the rim.
The nose shows good aromatic intensity with aromas of fresh wild berries and liquorice which are typical of wines made from Tempranillo grapes. These are well integrated with the sweet spice aromas from the barrel ageing process.
The palate is soft and marked by silky tannins and a long, fruity and youthful finish.
This wine pairs well with all types of meat, fish, stews and cheeses.