C.V.N.E. Imperial Real de Asúa Rioja 2015
The C.V.N.E Imperial Real de Asúa carries no Reserva or Gran Reserva designation; it is simply Real de Asúa made from rigorously selected Tempranillo from the very best lots on the estate. Made in the Imperial winery, it is full-bodied and concentrated with incredible structure and intensity. Matured in French and American oak barrels for 14 months the wine was bottled and then stored in the C.V.N.E centenary cellars for 6 months prior to release to the market. Real de Asúa is deep garnet in colour with a complex nose that has an attractive aromatic intensity, with notes of forest fruits and liquorice integrated with aromas of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, spices and delicate smokiness from its time in barrel. The palate is ripe and structured, with silky tannins and an unctuous texture leading to a long and fruit driven finish.