CVNE Vina Real Reserva 2013
This wine shows a deep cherry red colour. Very elegant to the nose, with outstanding spicy and fine wood notes and a very expressive touch of very mature and stewed fruits. To the palate, it is a full-bodied wine with a solid structure, very complex, refined, with a long aftertaste and very round tannins that anticipate a long capacity for ageing.
The grapes, principally grown in the Rioja Alavesa sub-zone are carefully picked by hand when fully ripe, and only the healthiest bunches are selected. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are cooled and macerated, prior to the alcoholic fermentation, which is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The length of time the fermenting juice is kept in contact with the skins is determined by daily tasting and analysis, until the desired levels of color and structure are reached.