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The Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE), launched the Viña Real brand in the 1920s becoming one of the pioneering wineries in making crianza wines in oak barrels in this area. A careful balance between tradition and modernity has defined the form and content of Viña Real. 

Made with high quality grapes harvested by hand from our better plots in Rioja Alavesa. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures with a frequent dropping of the juice over the skins in order to maximise extraction. Malolactic Fermentation is carried out in French and American oak barrels, and then, the wine is manually racked to stabilise and get rid of deposits. After the cask ageing for 2 years, the wine is clarified with white of egg to achieve the silkiness and shiny final colour. Aging in bottle 36 months.

The Viña Real winery in Laguardia, designed by French architect Philippe Mazières, is composed of three buildings. The main one is constructed with red cedar in the form of a fermenting vat. The natural light, the caves dug to store the wine and the leading-edge technology - with the use of gravity, the installation of the first vertical hopper in Spain - define this monumental work.

 

 

 

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This vintage was fermented in the cement vats in the new winery at Elciego, and the ageing in oak barrels was in Haro. Officially classified as 'average' (at that time the official assessment of vintages still had credibility, unlike now). The wine was still in barrel for a very long time; it was bottled in January 1960.
Subtle, in a warm way. A mélange of Indian spices with toffee, a touch sweet (garam masala). Improves greatly with time. Elegant and silky, fills the mouth. (LG)

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Haro, Rioja

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