Cune (CVNE) Crianza Rioja 2019


Does what it says on the label. Full of red fruits and an authentic brightness and euro touch.

A bright-fruited Crianza red from a top Rioja house. With some dark fruits backing up a juicy and red-fruited style, this is an effortless and versatile companion to any kind of cuisine. From a superb house, this is great Spanish drinking for the price.

"The juicy and primary red 2019 Cune Crianza shows ripeness, at only 13.5% alcohol (they aim for 13%), but also has freshness. The oak is very subtle and integrated into the fruit that is at the front of the nose and palate. It has a touch of rusticity, an earthy touch on the palate. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha and Mazuelo from Rioja Alta that fermented in 20,000-liter stainless steel vats and matured in used (mostly) American oak barrels for one year. They produce three million bottles of this and bottle it throughout the year. This is the wine that sets the bar in the red portfolio. Very good. Drink 2022 – 2026." 90/100 Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2019 Vintage)