Style: Crisp, Dry, Medium Bodied
Practice: Sustainable, Vegan
Vina Real Rosé Rioja ’19
Grapes were harvested at peak ripeness. The three varieties, garnacha, tempranillo and viura were placed in the tank and allowed several hours of cold maceration. Following this, the vat was gravity drained, without mechanical pressing, to produce a juice which was then fermented at a controlled temperature of 16ºC for 20‐25 days. In this way, the all important primary aromas are maintained.
The 2018 harvest began at CVNE on the 19th September and ended on the 26th October. Given the adverse weather conditions of this year’s harvest, timing of key tasks in the vineyard was critical to obtaining high quality grapes.
The harvest began with a dry autumn, following one of the worst droughts in history, and winter began with long awaited rains, cold spells, frost and snow, which were common in past years. Then followed a cold, wet spring and a warm summer. Considering that this was a year with high rainfall, the harvest took place calmly and selectively.
About the Winery
CVNE is one of the most important wine producers of Spain, on account of its illustrious history and its omnipresence in the contemporary Spanish wine scene. Founded by the Real de Asua brothers in 1879, it remains family-owned and family-run, with the latest generation committed more than ever to making great wine in meaningful quantities. Today it still sits on its original site in the wine district, Barrio de la Estación, in Haro, Rioja Alta.
The Haro winery comprises a collection of structures and cellars, most dating from the 19th century, arranged around a central patio. Above the cellars are the winemaking, bottling, and shipping facilities, conserved to this day.
With the time, a serial number of structures have been built, which reflect the vinicole history of the winery. The Eiffel ‘s Cellar, designed by the architecture practice of the legendary Alexandre – Gustave Eiffel; El Carmen the first vinification plant made out of epoxy lined concrete, in Spain and El Pilar, the first vinification plant to use the gravity to transport the grapes and must in our country.
At Cune, the winemaking process continues with the same dedication and care as it started in the company’s early days. And care is taken from start to finish, from the grape on the vine to the wine in its bottle.