Pagos de Viña Real

CVNE, Pagos de Viña Real, 2015

RRP £60.60

The Pagos de Viña Real was created to respond to the trend around the millennium, firstly in the smart restaurants of Madrid, and then elsewhere, to make big-boned modern wines from the fruit of a single vineyard. Whilst not naming the specific (Laguardia) vineyard and not joining the Vinos de Pagos movement, CVNE tip their hat to both, but with a twist. This is 100% Tempranillo, matured in French oak for 18 months. Its colour and tannic structure are the antithesis of old-style Gran Reserva; deep and brooding, here we have mint, myrtle and even hints of toffee apple. Stentorian and imposing, yet the essential character of old vine Tempranillo shines through and for all the power and glory there is also an intricate structural integrity and an Alavesa charm which is hard to resist.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Tempranillo

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2030

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Simon Field MW

UK Stockist

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