Red Wine Cair Cuvée 2017

Red wine made from Tempranillo and Merlot in Ribera del Duero. Aged for 9 months in barrels and for 6 months in the bottle.
Barrel. 9 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Merlot, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Dominio de Cair
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The interesting 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 2017 slept about 6 months in the cellar before its release.

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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 Dominio de Cair is wonderfully drinkable, but not trivial at all.

Our personal opinion

Remarkably fresh, Cair Cuvée 2017 pairs particularly well with hearty dishes thanks to its excellent acidity. A nice red from Ribera del Duero.


Cair Cuvée 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2011:

Peñín 91.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
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
2 Reviews
Very good everyday Ribera. Smooth and not too oaky.
Review by (Posted on 11 April 2018)
This wine has some jammy, delicately sweet, ripe red fruit and very nice tannins, not harsh. Good buy.
Review by (Posted on 8 November 2017)
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