£10.45/ 0.75 L btl
The Cune Crianza is an iconic wine, and one of those which by themselves go a long way to explaining the history of Rioja. It encompasses all the fine qualities of reds from the Rioja Alta and a good deal of traditional wine-making methods.
The wine is aged in American oak until it acquires the balance and delicateness that characterise it. The aromas of red berries, eucalyptus and pepper intermingle with hints of tobacco leaf, offering a recognisable nose year after year. On the palate it's fresh and complex at the same time, pure harmony.
What does this wine taste like?
|Cherry red / Bright / Violet glints|
|Berries / Eucalyptus / Pepper / Tobacco|
|Fresh / Complex / Harmonious|
Drinking and storing
Lamb ribs / Poultry stews / Partridge
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Better than the 2015
I have purchased around 40 bottles of the 2015 vintage (50 cl) and am thoroughly enjoying them. My last order was short on 3 bottles so Vinissimus substituted 3 bottles of this for me to try. I am really glad they did, it is more expensive but has a greater depth of flavour and I will most definitely be buying more!
A competitively priced, simple but tasty Rioja. Excellent for sharing with friends.
Cune Crianza 2013 is a competitively priced, simple but tasty Rioja. Excellent for sharing with friends before, during and after a meal. A good 'session wine', not to 'big' and light on the palette. One on my personal choices to sit and enjoy on a long winter's evening by the fire.
This is now my "house wine"
I initially purchased 3 bottles to try, I have always enjoyed the wines from this Bodega! This one stands out for its rounded fruity flavour and its a nice every-day wine to have in the rack.I have since purchased another 24 bottles and will be buying more in case in runs out.
Outstanding Value for Money
My wife loved this wine when on holiday in Spain but found it hard to come by back in the UK. Vinissimus has solved that for us. Outstanding customer service, including e-mail updates, meant we ordered Cune Crianza and it was with us in a matter of a few days. Thank you
Great wine great price
Having tried may different rioja's i've found this excellent value, i'm no wine buff but i know what i like and this is very easy to drink on its own, with tapas or with any red meat dish, its very smooth and fruity.Will certainly be my go to rioja from now on.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España - CVNE
The Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, CVNE —or 'Cune', as it's known locally in Haro— was founded in 1879 and was one of the first wineries in La Rioja to bottle wine. What started out as the project of two brothers (Raimundo and Eusebio Real de Asúa) continues today in the hands of the same family (now the fifth generation) and comprises four wineries: CVNE, Imperial (an independent winery within the original CVNE winery), Viña Real and Viñedos del Contino....