Tequila is aged 5 years in French White oak barrels. Agave is allowed to grow for 10 years before harvesting. Handmade cooking is done in masonry ovens. Soft aroma and flavor with notes of Chocolate, Vanilla, wood, cooked Agave, Almonds, Walnuts and sweet Agave.
A gem of central Italy, This winery is truly a unique property for Abruzzo. Its vineyards are
situated inside one of Italy’s most beautiful
national parks. This is a wild paradise, with
deep gorges carved by glaciers, crystal clear
springs and a diverse array of flora and fauna. Completely organic wine by default of its location and with careful clone selection best for Valle Reale’s soil and climate, Leonardo Pizzolo has made a benchmark for the wines of Abruzzo. Rich and aromatic with a full body of dark berry fruit, spices and long supple tannins. Take this one home to enjoy with ribs or roasted lamb.
WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - " matured in French and American oak barrels for 13 to 14 months, during which time it was racked every five or six months. It's expressive, deliciously aromatic, floral and elegant, reflecting a cool year that delivered fresh wines that seem to be very approachable early on. 2016 is a pretty vintage, but this wine is not banal; it has depth and complexity that's remarkable for the price point. The palate is fresh and balanced, with fine tannins. "
WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "This red is dense and focused, with cherry, berry and vanilla flavors that emerge as the tannins give way, leading to a floral and spicy finish. Drink now through 2031."
Cune`s Viña Real winery is located on top of the Cerro de la Mesa, in Rioja Alavesa, an area celebrated for its fruit-forward wines, a land with a soil that supports the best native red wine grape varieties and that enjoys an optimum mesoclimate. Most vines here grow from the highlands of the Sierra de Cantabria down to the Ebro River on southern-facing slopes the calcareous sediment of the hills makes the soil ideal. Rioja Alavesa was one of Spain`s pioneering regions in the barrel-aging of wines, and Viña Real was one of the first to make crianza wines in this area.
Cune has been a long time staff and customer favorite from Rioja. Over the years we have had the privilege of tasting their Gran Reservas as far back as the 50’s. Our reactions are always the same, we ooh and awe, treasuring every sip.
Cune has been a long time staff and customer favorite from Rioja. Over the years we have had the privilege of tasting their Gran Reservas as far back as the 50’s. Our reactions are always the same, we ooh and awe, treasuring every sip. Cune is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, the company has been an integral part of Rioja’s ascendance in the world of fine wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asúa brothers and remains a constant in the cultural iconography of Spain. Their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, has made them one of Rioja’s most reliable sources for high quality wine.