Wine CVNE, "Imperial" Reserva, Rioja DOC, 2001
Wine of intense cherry color with garnet highlights.
The wine has an elegant, rounded taste with generous fruit notes, attractive tannins and a long finish.
The wine has a luxurious, complex aroma with notes of candied fruit, licorice, coffee and cocoa, and extended soft balsamic nuances.
The wine will be an excellent couple of dishes of meat, poultry, meat on the grill and seasoned cheeses.
Red wine "Imperial" Reserva is made from a blend of three grape varieties - Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuela. Crop harvested by hand, are used for making wine only selected berries. After fermentation, the mash goes maceration to obtain the desired color and taste. Malolactic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature. Wine is aged in barrels of American and French oak.
"Sune" - the name created in 1879 the winery, which began the history now known companies CVNE. Sune and today is located in Rioja Alta and is one of the model farms Rioja - the world-famous wine region of Spain.
Northern Spain Wine Company (CVNE), founded in 1879 by brothers Raimundo and Real de Azua Eusebio, considered the oldest winery in Spain. Eusebio poor health, the doctor recommended that the dry climate, the cause for which the brothers decided to settle in the province. By choosing to stay Aro city, located in the Rioja Alta, they quickly appreciated the high potential of the region's wine and decided to engage in this kind of business.
The first wine "Cune", represented by CVNE, bore the name of the winery. It came at a time when French vineyards were revived after the phylloxera epidemic, and lack of market famous French wines reimbursed Spanish winemakers.
Another milestone for the company was the wine "Monopole", proposed by the consumer in 1915. This wine, which immediately became a classic white Rioja, is by far the oldest brand of Spanish white wine.
Not received less recognition and wine "Imperial". Introduced in 1920, it was made of autochthonous Spanish grapes grown in their own vineyards, farms, and also become a classic Rioja.
Today CVNE - a family owned company, managed by the fifth generation of the dynasty. She is in the top five of the best wineries in Rioja, owns 600 hectares of vineyards and about 50% of the berries buys from other farms. Keeping true to the tradition, the leaders CVNE always welcomed innovative approach to work in the vineyards and wineries, while focusing particular attention on the quality of products. For the Spanish CVNE is one of the most famous brands of Rioja, which is associated with premium quality wines.