Grapes: 85% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano.
Unit: 1 x 75cl Bottles.
Winemaker 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.
Vintage: The 2012 harvest has been low yielding in the DOC Rioja due to drought that has characterized this vintage. The yield of the vineyard was lower especially in dry land areas and has affected all varieties, especially white. The drought was slightly relieved in late September and October and the grapes underwent a technological upgrade. In CVNE harvest started on September 20 and concluded on October 23. It has been a slow and selective vintage due to weather changes and uncertainty. The grapes arrived at the winery in excellent health.
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 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 for a year before being released.
Tasting Notes: Hallmark C.V.N.E. fruit shines through in this fine Reserva. Two years in American and French oak casks give greater complexity and smooth tannins along with enticing brambly and sweet spice aromas.
Delivery: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.