C.V.N.E. (Cune)

C.V.N.E (aka. Cune) was founded in 1879 by the Real de Asua brothers (Raimondo and Eusebio) of Bilbao. The company is still run by a descendant of the brothers. CVNE have three wineries based in distinct locations. As well as Cune in Haro, there are Contino and Viña Real from near Logroño to the east. Cune, in our mind, is the most delicious and relevant of these big houses making 'trad Rioja'. Grapes are sourced from roughly 500 acres of vineyards controlled by Cune, about half of which they own. A typical Cune is balanced by some Mazuelo, Graciano and sometimes Viura to give a wine of good acidity at around 13% alcohol with a slightly austere tannin profile.

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