C.V.N.E, aka Cune


Contino Reserva 2018


Hand-picked and de-stemmed, fermented in 12,000 litre stainless at 30 degrees, macerated 15-20 days. Aged 2 years in old oak, 60% French, 5 rackings. 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% mixed Mazuela and Garnacha.

Deep and complex, the wine is a very high quality amalgam of oak, earth, fruit - the savoury, the meaty and the mystic. The red fruit confiture over hung meat and fine oak is subsidiary to a fabulous sense of ‘wineness’, it’s all sweet and leathery with old wood aromatics, pimiento, allspice, black pepper. The palate glides from glyceric cherry through leather to sourberry. It’s deep, smooth and meaty with subtle leather, sweet cedar, vanilla and wood spice depth brightened by pip-squeaky fruit and acid levity. Long and profound.