Cune Reserva Rioja 2011

2011 Cune Reserva Rioja

Red Wine, Fullbodied, Dry, 13.5%, Cork, Drink Now/Lay Down

Case of 12 Bottles (12x75cl)
Case of 6 Magnums (6x150cl)
Single Bottle (1x75cl)
 
 

Winemaker Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red, bright and deep in colour. Rich, deep aromas of bramble, red autumn fruit with a hint of balsamic and warm spices from fine oak. The palate is fine, complex and long, with balanced tannins and an excellent bright finish.

Vineyards: Selected vineyards in Rioja Alta.

Winemaking: The grapes were hand picked from selected vineyards and, following destalking, they were fermented at controlled temperatures between 28¼C and 30¼C.Following a full malolactic fermentation to balance the acidity, and add extra roundness and softeness, the wine 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 for a year before being released.

Vintage: An atypical harvest, with a heterogeneous and uneven ripening due to stress and lack of contrast in temperature between day and night. These conditions have boosted the need for a good selection in the vineyard and at the arrival of the grapes at the winery. The key feature of this harvest has been the excellent health of the grapes and the development of a fermentation without incident. Although maturation is one week early this year compared to previous years, the wines produced are well structured, with high content in polyphenols and good intensity colour, qualities that promise high quality wines.

Food and Wine Pairing: Delicious served with grilled and roasted red meat, casseroles/stews and mature strong cheeses.

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