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Cair Cuvée 2016

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Cair Cuvée 2016


  • Barrel. 9 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5


Enterwine Score 91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock



This Cair Cuvée is the entry-level Spanish red wine of Dominio de Cair, the Ribera del Duero project of the well known Luis Cañas winery from Rioja.

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.

Additional Information


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.


Cair Cuvée 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2011:

Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal 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
  1. cair review by Saul on 4/11/2018

    Very good everyday Ribera. Smooth and not too oaky.

  2. , review by Jolson on 11/8/2017

    This wine has some jammy, delicately sweet, ripe red fruit and very nice tannins, not harsh. Good buy.

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