Red Wine Cair Selección La Aguilera 2016

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Blend of Tempranillo and Merlot aged for 14 months in barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 14 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

€16.95
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The Dominio de Cair winery, a brand of Bodega Luis Cañas, produces Cair Selección La Aguilera basically from Tempranillo, with just a 5% of Merlot.

The grapes are sorted from 40 to 50-year-old vineyards located at an altitude of 800 metres above sea level, in a pristine area surrounded by forests, in the heart of DO Ribera del Duero.

Harvested by hand and selected in the cellar, the grapes underwent a cold-maceration in order to extract colour and aromas. After that, this Spanish red wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation took place in new French and American oak barrels (50% - 50%). Then, Cair Selección La Aguilera 2016 was aged for 14 months.

Finally, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was bottled and aged in the for a further 12 months before its release.

Aerate this Crianza red wine, a great match for meat dishes, 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
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Appearance

The wine Cair Selección La Aguilera is deep ruby with some maroon edges.

Nose

Intense and well-balanced, this Tempranillo and Merlot suggests some toasted and moka aromas, alongside notes of mulberries and damson, nuanced by pepper, cocoa and balsam.

Palate

With a friendly entrance, this red wine from Dominio de Cair is silky and tasty, showing a good balance between the fruit and the oak. Good acidity and slightly rugged tannins, with a long, creamy finish with a balsamic and earthy aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

Tasty and deep, Cair Selección La Aguilera 2016 is an impeccable traditional Ribera.

OTHER VINTAGES

Cair Selección La Aguilera 2015:

Enterwine 94.

Cair 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Citadelles du Vin International Competition 2017 - Gold Medal.

Cair 2013:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Cair 2012:

Enterwine 93. Gold Medal - Citadelles du Vin.

Cair 2011:

Peñín 93. Enterwine 92.

Cair 2010:

Peñín 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides Decanter 2021: Medalla de Bronce 87 puntos.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 95%, Merlot 5%.
Pairings Birds, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
Cair wine
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One of my all-time top 3 Riberas. Mouthful and fresh, with dark fruit, after eight and dry earth.
Review by (Posted on 26 July 2018)
A big mouthful of luscious dark fruit
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I came across the Cair 2011 Crianza while vacationing on Mallorca a year ago. Since then I've ordered 5 cases to be delivered to our home in Germany. I thought it was wonderful (still have some and still do), and I was worried when Enterwine ran out and was only able to offer the 2012. I needn't have worried. The dark, fruit forward profile is still the same. This is a very similar wine with juicy roundness, the fruit luscious but not sweet or too jammy. The wine (the crianza was aged in oak) has, for me, just the right amount of structure. So, I'd guess it'll last for a few years but is delightful to drink right now (and I had a bottle last night). Enjoy!
Review by (Posted on 2 October 2017)
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