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.
The grapes are handpicked from our vineyards in the Rioja Alta sub-region.
This vintage year takes us back to La Rioja of old days, with heavy frosts throughout winter, snow and abundant precipitation. Spring was also cold and wet followed by a warm summer but without excessive temperatures and resulting in good ripening of the grapes. These conditions provided a long, slow ripening period which enabled the production of great, intense wines, with medium colourand alcohol levels and good acidity. The 2018 harvest began at Bodegas CVNE on September 19 and finished on October 26 with a good forecast.
Following destalking fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats. Following a full malolactic fermentation to balance the acidity and add extra roundness & softness, the wine was matured for eighteen months in a mixture of French and American oak barrels. After bottling, the wine was cellared for a minimum of 18 months until being released.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses