Yet another rewarding and euro-centric white from Spain.
The Cune label now occupies the mid-range of the Cvne hierarchy, but the name is based in the family's original hometown of Haro, Rioja Alta. It was there that Cvne were established in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, and over the decades they became and remained one of Rioja's most reliable sources of high quality wine. Soon comprising three bodegas (Asua de Real, Cune and Contino) they maintained the distinctiveness of each, with the Cune label's stylistic integrity built around a balance of old and new style Rioja: clean, juicy fruit with oak influence and ageworthy acid and tannin structure.
"Cune Rueda is a young white wine made from Verdejo grapes. After pressing, the must is transferred to stainless steel tanks, where it is fermented at controlled temperatures to bring out and preserve the primary, fruity and floral aromas characteristic of the variety." Winery
Verdejo (“Vurr-day-ho”) is an uncommon, light-bodied white wine that grows almost exclusively in Spain. The wine is an outstanding alternative to wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, with surprising changes in flavors coming with age.