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My Wine Recommendation Nº 10 - For under €10
29 March 2019 @ 20:52

 

Today I bring you another great wine. One of those wines that are always a guaranteed hit. A safe bet which everyone will enjoy. Cune Crianza is a wine I have been drinking for over 20 years, it was the wine I served at my wedding reception many years ago and I still enjoy it to this very day. It is readily available in Mercdona and Consum for around €6,50 and it is worth every penny.

 

 

The history of the company CVNE (Compañia Vinicula del Norte) begins in the winery located in Haro in the neighbourhood of the railway station - Barrio de la Estacion -  which dates back to 1879. The railway tracks, for a time, led straight into the cellar so the oak barrels and then the bottles could be easily transported.

The winery is composed of 22 buildings, which include the original 1879 premises, as well as the warehouse designed and built by the Eiffel architectural studio in 1909 and later refurbished.

 

 

This winery combines tradition, quality and innovation. In 1940 it was a pioneer with the construction of the first concrete fermentation cellar in Spain. In the 80´s it was a pioneer with the first non-aggressive vinification plant, using gravity instead.

CUNE Crianza is aged in cask for 12 months and then in bottle for a further 6 months. It goes through regular rackings to develop its finesse before it is bottled and released.

 


It is bright-cherry in colour with some violet nuances. In the nose, it offers red berry aromas. In the mouth, it has a very balanced acidity and is smooth and easy to drink with medium tannins.

 

Here you can buy it:

https://tienda.mercadona.es/product/66314



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13 Comments


BCNLocal said:
30 March 2019 @ 06:35

"In 1940 it was a pioneer with the construction of the first concrete fermentation cellar in Spain."
Well, there's the giveaway — 1940 — the year following Franco's destruction of Spain.
Thanks for posting this — I had not realised before Cune's association with Franquisme. Will not be buying or drinking this wine from now on.
Regards


cowiz said:
30 March 2019 @ 07:44

Sorry, BCNLocal, your comment doesn't seem to have much to do with the wine. The article never mentioned Franco, the winery was "born" in 1879, and in all it said was that they made an investment in a new way to ferment the wines in 1940. We are sure there were a lot of things created and updated in 1940 that also had nothing to do with Franco. Ian is reviewing the wine, not the politics of that time period.


Stu said:
30 March 2019 @ 09:00

Love this wine guys! Thanks for sharing the background on it!


eos_ian said:
30 March 2019 @ 09:08

Thanks for reading, I am not aware of the link with Franco or even if there is one. Nor would it affect my decision to keep drinking it. Anyway this article is not about politics as Cowiz says. It is about wine. Enjoy!


Jessa in Wales said:
30 March 2019 @ 09:13

I always enjoy this wine when I can get hold of a bottle at a good price in UK. Cune is actually CVNE but that wouldn't roll off the tongue so easily!


Goldilocks said:
30 March 2019 @ 09:42

BCNLocal seems to be posting rather irrelevant political comments at the moment and I hope people don't take them too seriously.

Thank you Ian for another interesting article - love the historical photo! I'm off to our Mercadona this morning to see if they stock this wine.


marelison said:
30 March 2019 @ 12:27

Good article, about good wine. Will check this out.


Jester1958 said:
31 March 2019 @ 15:26

Good article, and I will definitely try this wine.
It’s a shame BCNLocal had to bring his biased political views into it, does he question anything built or made in Spain between 1939 and 1975?
Get a life.


JENNY SMITH said:
31 March 2019 @ 19:34

Yes, we agree with Ian and get a life BCNLocal.


crostrad said:
07 April 2019 @ 22:02

Lovely wine that we've enjoyed with steak and lamb this week. Here in Xativa we got a bottle from Family Cash - massive great shed of a place that caters for big buyers ( think of 10 liter tubs of mayo, 30 kg. bags of chicken wings- stuff like that) our bottle was 5.95, we did see a presentation pack containing a bottle of red and half bottle of white for 4.95 it was 2014 vintage the boxes looked a bit damaged so we left it. Also found it for 5.95 in Vidal. Shame we can't take it back to u.k. Nice find Ian, thanks


crostrad said:
11 April 2019 @ 23:42

Just a quick update to my last post -flew home to u.k. from Valencia airport today and saw packs of Red + White. 2 half bottles for 9.95 in the gift shop. Will check out Sainsbury and other u.k supermkts. Got a taste for the stuff now-very drinkable!


BCNLocal said:
12 April 2019 @ 02:39

Quick question — why was my response censored?



eos_ian said:
12 April 2019 @ 10:16

Because it was a post about wine not politics and your post could easily lead to a discussion which bears no relevance to the article. Hope that answers your question. Regards.





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