CVNE Gran Reserva 2014
Cvne Gran Reserva es un tinto clásico riojano elaborado a partir de Tempranillo y un pequeño porcentaje de Graciano y Mazuelo. Tiene una crianza de 24 meses en barrica y posteriormente 36 en botella. Una referencia perfecta para dar buena cuenta de la maestría de una bodega histórica a la hora de llevar a cabo largas crianzas, que dan como resultado un vino elegante y sedoso.
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CVNE still buys half of the grapes they vinify, but they now use 100% of their own grapes for the 2014 Cune Gran Reserva. From a challenging year with abundant rains during the harvest, it's approximately 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), a classical blend with 13.5% alcohol. It fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic in concrete and élevage in American and French oak barrels for 24 months. The bottles are kept for at least three years before they are sold. It's quite austere and serious, with a shy nose and a backward personality but with the sweet spices and the character of the traditional Gran Reservas. The palate is polished and balanced, with very fine and abundant tannins. It's a powerful Gran Reserva with some youth. It transcends the difficult harvest. 75,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2017.
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