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Ri­oja’s Com­pañía Viní­cola del Norte de Es­paña (CVNE), or Cune (pro­nounced “COO-nay”), got its start in 1879, the in­spi­ra­tion of Euse­bio and Raimundo Real de Asúa. The broth­ers’ de­scen­dents still own the com­pany, pro­duc­ing su­perb Rio­jas at ev­ery price, and in ev­ery quan­tity—from nearly a mil­lion bot­tles of the Cune Cri­anza red to less than 3,000 of their top wine, Real de Asúa, named af­ter the com­pany’s founders.

2017 CVNE Monopole Blanco

This creamy, nec­tarine-scented white, made from the Viura grape, has been one of CVNE’s sig­na­ture wines since it was first re­leased in 1915.

2014 CVNE Viña Real Reserva

Viña Real comes from Ri­oja Alavesa rather than Ri­oja Alta and is typ­i­cally a bit dark­er­fruited and more earthy than CVNE’s flag­ship Im­pe­rial reds.

2011 CVNE Im­pe­rial Gran Reserva Ri­oja

From a great vin­tage in Ri­oja, this pro­found red pos­sesses lay­ers of rich red cherry and cas­sis fla­vors that last long af­ter the fi­nal sip. It will age for decades.

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