The history of CVNE or Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España began in 1879. This family-owned winery was founded by two brothers in the Haro train station area of the Rioja region in Spain. The strategic location of the company enabled the marketing of the bodega's wines to flourish, facilitating the transport of wine barrels and bottling process. Since then, the fifth generation has continued the family legacy, with the company now becoming one of Spain's leading wine groups.
CVNE has a vineyard of 545 hectares that is spread over exceptional terroirs in the La Rioja Alta and La Rioja Alavesa areas.
CVNE's Viña Real Bakeder 2019 is made from two vineyards (San Ginés and Castejones), with a total surface area of 8.78 hectares, facing south and located in Laguardia, a village in La Rioja Alavesa. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted at an altitude of 550 to 600 metres on nutrient-poor, clay-limestone soils with little water supply.
The name of this wine, pronounced "back-aid-er", can be translated, according to a loose translation of the Basque language, as "beautiful like peace". This wine is a vibrant tribute to the fortified village of Laguardia.
The year 2019 is marked by low yields resulting from significant temperature variations and heavy rainfall between the flowering and fruit set phases. Mild conditions thereafter resulted in a harvest of healthy and excellent quality grapes.
Vinification and ageing
Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in small stainless steel vats, while malolactic fermentation is done in concrete vats. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.
This 2019 Viña Real Bakeder by CVNE is a 100% Tempranillo.
Lively and complex, the nose blends fresh red fruit, violet and liquorice fragrances with subtle woody notes.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s structure, volume and fine tannins.