Columbia Alumni Winemakers Collective - An Evening With Rioja Legend CVNE
COLUMBIA ALUMNI WINEMAKERS COLLECTIVE
Winemaker Dinner with CEO Víctor Urrutia Ybarra and CVNE Winery
Tuesday, October 15th, 2018 7:00PM $130 Per Person
Location: RUE 57 Restaurant - PRIVATE SALON ROOM
60 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019- - corner of 6th Ave
MENU AND WINES
CVNE, Cune Rioja Monopole Blanco 2018
Butter Lettuce Salad
CVNE, Cune Rioja Monopole Blanco Classico 2016
Virgen del Galir, Pagos de Galir Valdeorras Godello 2018
Bell & Evans Herb-Roasted Chicken
Virgen del Galir, Pagos del Galir Valdeorras Mencía 2016
CVNE, Cune Rioja Reserva 2014
CVNE, Vina Real Rioja Reserva 2014
Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake
CVNE, Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
CVNE, Vina Real Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
CVNE, Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
CVNE (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, the company has been an integral part of the Rioja region’s ascendance in the world of fine wine. With their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, CVNE has been one of Rioja’s most reliable sources for high quality wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asúa brothers, now represented by the fifth generation with current CEO Victor Urrutia Ybarra.
Since its founding, CVNE’s goal has been to increase the scope of production while maintaining the level of quality on which their reputation was built. Forty years after the original bodega was created, CVNE expanded into the Alavesa region with the separate Viña Real facility; each winery’s flagship bottlings occupy a well-deserved place in the pantheon of great Spanish wine.
Cune is the winery where the company began in 1879. It still sits on its original site, Barrio de la Estación, in Haro, Rioja Alta, directly next to the train station. They produce white, rosé, crianza, and reserva wines, sourced almost entirely from Alta fruit. Additionally, Cune produces a sub-label called Imperial (named for the original half-liter “Imperial pint” bottling) which releases Reserva and Gran Reserva bottings in exceptional years.
The bodega in Barrio de la Estación boasts an impressive collection of 19th century structures which surround a central patio. Chief among the architectural wonders is the Nave Eiffel, designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. This room, begun in 1890 and completed in 1909, is a textbook example of the marriage of aesthetics and functionality. The roof is supported by metal trusses which crisscross the room at regular intervals, thus eliminating the need for columns and making for a more efficient use of space.
The beauty of the winery notwithstanding, the real wonders of Cune are found below ground. To walk through the dank, dimly-lit cellars is to trace the history of the bodega, vintage by vintage, era by era. Through civil war, regime change and the march of technology, Cune has remained a constant in the cultural iconography of Spain.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL - no exceptions