Red Wine Cair Cuvée 2019

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of Tempranillo and Merlot aged for 10 months in oak barrels and for 6 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 10 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

€10.90
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The interesting Cair Cuvée is the entry-level Spanish red wine of Dominio de Cair, the Ribera del Duero brand of the well-known Luis Cañas winery from La Rioja.

Made from the youngest vines of the winery (20-25 years of age), this Ribera del Duero red wine is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Merlot. Interestingly, the Merlot vineyard is located at an altitude of 950 metres, 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 10 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 2019 was aged for a further 6 months in the cellar before its release.

This is a very versatile Crianza red wine.

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Appearance

The red wine Cair Cuvée is medium purple with some violet glints.

Nose

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.

Palate

This Ribera del Duero red wine of Bodegas Cair has a crisp, uplifting acidity, some gentle tannins and a lively passage through the palate. Long finish with some berryish and earthy notes.

Our personal opinion

Remarkably fresh, Cair Cuvée 2019 pairs particularly well with hearty dishes thanks to its excellent acidity. This is a nice Ribera del Duero red wine from Luis Cañas.

OTHER VINTAGES

Cair Cuvée 2018:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2017:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Cair Cuvée 2011:

Peñín 91.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
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
Reviews
2 Reviews
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Very good everyday Ribera. Smooth and not too oaky.
Review by (Posted on 11 April 2018)
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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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