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Cune Rioja Reserva
Cune Rioja Reserva
Cune Rioja Reserva
Cune Rioja Reserva

Cune Rioja Reserva

Very well-respected traditional Rioja

Soft and supple with good integration of wood and attractive fruit character. This Reserva Rioja, from a very well-respected traditional bodega, is made from a careful blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano grapes.

£12.95
Out of stock
Andrew Riding presents the Cune Rioja Reserva from Rioja, Spain
Watch Andrew's review

Wine at a glance

Colour glass of Red
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Medium Bodied
  • Bin no: 075985
  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 13.50 %vol
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Closure: Screw cap
  • Grape: Tempranillo Garnacha
  • Region: Rioja , Spain
  • Special Features: Vegetarian
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Description

Rioja, Spain’s flagship wine region

Nestled between the Sierra de Cantabria and Sierra de la Demanda, in the north of Spain around 80 miles south of Bilbao, Rioja, Spain’s flagship wine region, is home to more than 600 wineries.
Spanning an area a little more than 60 miles long, by 25 miles wide along the banks of the river Ebro.
Rioja’s unique geographic location makes it perfect for wine production, with the surrounding mountains moderating both the cooling effects of the Atlantic and the intense heat of the Mediterranean.

Rioja produces a diverse range of wines, from young, sprightly whites to mature, barrel aged reds.
The Tempranillo grape is king in the region, producing reds and roses in an array of styles but Garancha, Graciano, Maturana and Mazuelo all play important roles both in blends and increasingly on their own as single varietals.
White wines from the region range from fresh, zesty styles to traditional styles barrel aged in barrels for months, sometimes years.

Expert reviews

"This superb Rioja has been aged to perfection, it has spent 2 years in oak barrels and one year in bottle, stored in Cune's historic cellars."

Cune Rioja Reserva, Andrew Riding, Wine Specialist, Waitrose Cellar
Andrew Riding · Wine Specialist, Waitrose Cellar

Perfect Food Matches

Roast duck and blackberry sauce

Roast duck and blackberry sauce

This roast duck dish, deserves a rich, smooth Rioja and Cune Rioja Reserva is a brilliant match to this dish. Frying the duck breast before putting them in the oven means the fat is rendered down and gives the meat it’s juicy texture. Once out of the oven the dish is finished off with a blackberry sauce, which like the wine is smooth, with a hint of black pepper on the finish. Complete the dish with some roasted potatoes and spring greens.