About This Wine...
85% Tempranillo, 15% Merlot from vines aged an average of 20-25 years old
Colour: High layer and brilliant look; the colour is garnet in the centre and cherry around the edges.
Nose: Complex variety of aromas which combine to give us an intense, sophisticated wine. Initially we can find very ripe berry fruits, smoked victuals, raisins and liquor. After a certain amount of aeration, the cinnamon and jam notes surface
and, with a little more time, the roasted and spiced aromas are noticed more clearly.
Palate: Full, with a good presence of the tannins, although these are offset by the glycerine-like character, resulting in a fleshy feel. Long lasting and lingering.
Food Matches: Roasts, lamb dishes, game and cured ham.
Serve around 16°C
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 fermented in stainless steel tanks.
The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 months. It later spends at least 6 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.