About This Wine...
100% Tempranillo from vines averaging 42 years old.
Colour: Black cherry with good depth of colour.
Nose: An intense nose of fine wood, leather, cigar box, dark chocolate & fruit combine with sweet tannins to produce a beautifully balanced, elegant red wine.
Palate: Full and powerful on the attack with good balance. A meaty, juicy mouth feel with sweet tannins. Long, lingering finish.
Food Matches: This wine pairs well with tapas dishes, grilled red meats and hard cheeses.
Grapes are picked by hand and placed in small plastic crates. Upon entering the winery, bunches undergo a manual selection and then individual grapes are sorted based on their weight.
Following this double selection process, they are de-stemmed and crushed before undergoing alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks.
After its primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation takes place in new French and American oak barrels for 14 months. It later spends at least 12 months in the bottle to round its aging.
After devoting his life to Bodegas Luis Cañas, the family winery in Rioja Alavesa, and later to Bodegas Amaren, built to honour the memory of his mother, producer Juan Luis Cañas embarked on the challenge of setting up a new project in Ribera del Duero.
After a long search to find the right terroir and vineyards, Juan Luis Cañas settled in La Aguilera, a small hamlet in the northern part of the DO, rich in old vines planted in chalky-clay, sandy and gravel soils at an altitude of 800-950 metres above sea level.
Focused on quality rather than quantity, Dominio de Cair applies a balanced and rational viticulture in its 85 hectares of
controlled and own vineyards, based on maximum respect for the environment with yield controls and modern facilities in order to obtain great wines that express the essence of the land where they were born.