A classic Rioja Reserva that has been won many awards over the years. Tradional style with a nose of red fruits and vanilla oak. The palate is supple and silky with warm red fruits a touch of spicy vanilla oak.
We have here a wine which will evolve and develop well in the bottle over the years to come. Vineyards Made from a selection of the best grapes from our Rioja Alta vineyards. Vintage The 2016 harvest began at CVNE on the 19th September and ended on the 31st October. This was a year of excellent quality at CVNE and was characterised by a lack of rainfall between May and October. The year began with a dry, mild winter and rain at the beginning of spring. August brought higher than average temperatures and, with no rain ripening was delayed, the growing season lasting 161 days. Fortunately, rain in September gave some respite to the vines and enabled full ripening of the grapes. Although the harvest was eventually later than usual, it was of great quality and with the vines in excellent health.
Winemaking: Grapes from our best vineyards around the villages of Villalba, Briones and Torremontalbo, which are over 40 years old, were carefully selected in the vineyard. Hand harvesting into 20kg crates followed meticulous monitoring of the ripening process. On arrival at the winery, the grapes were placed into a cold room for 24 hours. Then a further selection of the grapes was made on a sorting table after which they were transferred by gravity to large oak vats for the alcoholic fermentation. The wine was then aged for two years in French and American oak barrels followed by two years in bottle in our centenary cellars until its release to market.
Enjoy with: Grilled and Roasted Red Meats Pizza/Pasta Casseroles/Stews Mild Creamy Cheeses Mature Strong Cheeses
Grapes: 85% Tempranillo 5% Graciano 5% Mazuelo 5% Garnacha Region/Appellati