Cune - Imperial Gran Reserva 2008Long Finish
Cune Imperial Gran Reserva is an intense ruby red colour.
The nose is rich and enticing with black and red berry fruit and licorice notes.
The palate is generously fruity with toasty oak, supple tannins with savoury balsamic nuances and a long finish.
This wine is produced from grapes harvested in vineyards over 20 years old in the area around Villalba and Haro in Rioja Alta, bush pruned, with low yields, and are picked by hand.
Only the healthiest and ripest grapes are selected, and following destalking the grapes are cold macerated prior to a cool fermentation.
Following a long maceration to achieve optimum colour and structure the wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation refining it, yet leaving it with the necessary acidity to complete its maturation in French and American oak as well as bottle ageing prior to release.