CVNE is one of the most important wine producers of Spain, on account of its illustrious history, and its omnipresence in the contemporary Spanish wine scene. Founded by the Real de Asua brothers in 1879, it remains family-owned and family-run, with the latest generation committed more than ever to making great wine in meaningful quantities. The 3 company wineries perfectly symbolise the 3 principles that have always caracterised the CVNE philosophy : the respect of heritage evident at the historic Haro bodegas; the embrace of new technology and innovation in the James Bond-inspired Vi?a Real facility; and the valorisation of terroir that is Contino, Rioja's most magical vineyard site transformed into truly magical wines.
Wine made from high quality plots located in Rioja Alavesa and harvested manually. After a cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. It ages in new and second use barrels where it remains an average of 22 months, with racking every 6 months. Before bottling the wine is clarified for greater clarity, velvetness and gloss. In the bottle the wine acquires the necessary roundness in which it will reach its fullest pre-market.