The viura grapes used for Cune white rioja originate from vines owned by the winery and also other estates found in the La Rioja region. Is the £10 Barrel fermented rioja much better than their £5 entry level Viura? This wine has benefited from fermentation in new American oak casks for a few weeks at cellar temperature (between 16 and 20° C), remaining on its lees.
Tasting notes: An attractive golden colour. Initially some tropical aromas. Secendary aromas (from wine-making) of vanilla, cedar. Dry. Flavour was intense; apple, banana and pineapple. Complex. Long finish. Very good white rioja.
Region of Origin – Rioja
Wine Colour – White
Price – £10 average
Where do I get it from? Wine merchants
Current Vintage – 2018
Producer – CVNE
Grape – 100% Viura
Country – Spain
Verdict – (Very) good wine.
Food matching – would go really well with grilled fish.