Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (C.V.N.E.) is known colloquially to most Spanish wine drinkers as Cune. The company was founded in 1879 by the Real de Asua brothers and still remains in control of their direct descendants.
A definitive Reserva from a top house, this is deliciously bright and fresh but with a fine tannin structure and elegant. Perfect food red, this staple of the cellar or cupboard will suit an expensive dinner…or a classy Thursday barbeque.
90/100 Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)
"The current release of the first wine ever produced at CVNE is the 2016 Cune Reserva, a classical blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo from Haro. 2016 was a cooler vintage that delivered wines with less alcohol and good freshness, and this textbook example fermented in 20,000-liter stainless steel vats and matured in French and American oak barrels for 24 months. It is a bit austere and a little lighter but very tasty and fresh, without the richness of the warmer year but still very gourmand and profound for the price. It finishes dry and with fine tannins. A Reserva for the table and the best Reserva since the 2010. It was bottled in February 2019."