It is made from grapes coming from the youngest vines of the winery (20-25 years). As for the composition, this Ribera del Duero red wine is made from a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Merlot. Interestingly, the Merlot vineyard is located at an altitude of 950 metres above sea level, a key factor in allowing the grapes to ripen steadily and slowly.
The grapes were destemmed, fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred into new, one and two-year-old French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels, where the wine stayed for 9 months. The Tempranillo was aged in 2nd and 3rd year barrels, while the Merlot was aged in new ones.
Prior to its release, Cair Cuvée 2016 rested about 6 months in the cellar before its release.
Drink now until 2022.
The Spanish red wine Cair Cuvée shows an intense and bright cherry color with violet glints.
Very suggestive, with some complexity. This blend of Tempranillo and Merlot begins with some aromas of mulberries and blackberries, nuanced by notes of clay and graphite. On the background there appear some sweet spices, and some lactic and toffee remembrances, underpinned by a subtle smoky background.
A very tasty red wine, this Ribera del Duero by Luis Cañas has a crisp, uplifting acidity and a stimulating passage through the palate. This wine by Bodegas Cair is wonderfully drinkable, but not at all trivial.
|Our personal opinion||
Remarkably fresh, Cair Cuvée 2016 pairs particularly well with hearty dishes thanks to its excellent acidity. A nice red from Ribera del Duero.
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|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||9|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo: 85%, Merlot: 15%|
|Pairings||bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Very good everyday Ribera. Smooth and not too oaky.
This wine has some jammy, delicately sweet, ripe red fruit and very nice tannins, not harsh. Good buy.