2011 Cune Rioja Gran Reserva

Year: 2011
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 90
James Suckling: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$24.95

"This red has a pleasant woodsy, spicy character, with black cherry, licorice, dried herb and loamy earth flavors in a smooth, dense texture, supported by well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made." (WS)

"A very powerful CUNE with so much blackberry, fresh mushroom and floral character. Big and tannic yet so polished at the same time. Even structure. It shows wonderful potential for ageing. Better in 2020." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Aging in cask 24 months and aging in bottle 36 moths before going to market. Made from hand selected grapes from our vineyards in Rioja Alta. The color and structure is obtained after alcoholic fermentation maceration. The malolactic fermentation gives the wine suitable for mature aged in American and French oaks. Before being bottled, traditionally clarified with egg whites. Finally passed into our drafts which will age under conditions suitable temperature and humidity until the time of going to market.

Intense dark cherry color, with a top layer of color. Attractive aromas of berries, like blackberries, black currant, raspberry, all is joined together with the spices aromas from its ageing in the barrel. Its a complex wine very attractive on the palate, elegant with fine tannins.