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Cair Cuvée

Cair Cuvée
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Cair Cuvée
Red wine Barrel. 9 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo,  Merlot
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Barrel. 9 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo,  Merlot
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Cair Cuvée

Cair Cuvée is a red wine from the D.O Ribera del Duero produced by the winery, Dominio de Cair. A project set up by Luis Cañas in this designation. The wine is a blend of Tempranillo (85%) and Merlot (15%).
The grapes that produce Cair Cuvée originate from very low yielding vines, aged between 20-25 years old, and planted at an altitude of 900m above sea level. The harvest is performed by hand, ensuring that maximum care is taken to not damage the grapes.
Once in the winery, a double selection of the grapes is completed: the best bunches and the best grapes. After, the grapes are destemmed.
The must for Cair Cuvée is fermented in stainless steel vats for a process of 15 days.
The wines is aged for 9 months in French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels: 1st and 3rd year barrels. The wine is then subsequently bottled and rested for 6 months.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Grilled red meats, White meat with sauce, Rice with meat, Vegetables, Roasts, Cold meat

Tasting notes Cair Cuvée

The 2017 vintage rated as "Very Good" has been characterized by being a warm and dry year. Low water reserves at the start became more severe during the months of July and August, when conditions were extremely dry except for some heavy rains towards the beginning of the harvest. Yet without a doubt the defining moment of the year was the frost that affected much of Ribera del Duero on April 28th, immediately following budding, resulting in weak plant mass. This affected plant growth and flowering for the entire year resulting in major production losses. This mishap was followed by some very hot months in June and July. Due to these events the wines of this year are characterized by being wines with more volume and medium acidity. Perfect to drink while young and with a good capacity for aging.
After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
Cair Cuvée 2015 is a juicy red wine. In this excellent vintage, it has obtained a great ripeness, perfect for extracting the full potential of the grape and transferring it to wine. A wine where the aromas of ripe fruit are concentrated for six months in order to give it a spicy character. A wine with fruit and muscle.
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
This was a complicated year. Although the sprouting of the vines was slightly early, the low temperatures recorded during the spring delayed the growth cycle, which no longer recovered in the summer, despite having a warm month of July. The harvest was carried out at a fast pace, and with the extra effort of the viticulturers, who discarded the fruit that did not meet the optimal conditions. This way, they made sure that they avoided the probable effect of the botrytis attacks due to the rains they had around this time. The wines from this vintage, rated as a good one, offer good colour intensity, great fruit expression and a lot of freshness.
Sight Cherry red with garnet notes. Bright and a fine tear. Nose Intense touches of black fruit. Spicy notes with milky and toasted undertones. Taste Powerful and fleshly attack, toasted notes with a fruity presence. A good acidity, enjoyable tannins
Sight Beautiful cherry colour with intense maroon edges. Very bright, medium-high robe wine with thin tears. Nose High intensity nasal aromas among which the powerful notes of black fruit at their optimal ripening stand out along with some intense milky notes. When it opens up, the aromas of spices and refined toasted notes are gradually released. Taste In the palate, this Spanish wine is fleshy and powerful. The initial notes of fruit give way to intense toasted and spicy aromas and are felt again at retro-olfaction. It has a good, sharp and refreshing acidity and a high tannic sensation. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Beautiful cherry colour with intense maroon edges. Very bright, medium-high robe wine with thin tears. Nose High intensity nasal aromas among which the powerful notes of black fruit at their optimal ripening stand out along with some intense milky notes. When it opens up, the aromas of spices and refined toasted notes are gradually released. Taste In the palate, this Spanish wine is fleshy and powerful. The initial notes of fruit give way to intense toasted and spicy aromas and are felt again at retro-olfaction. It has a good, sharp and refreshing acidity and a high tannic sensation. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense cherry red colour with violet edges. Clean and bright wine with a medium-high robe and thin tears. Nose Intense notes of ripe red fruit, almost jam, are released along with many spicy, rather sweet aromas, and lots of bakery, cream and milky touches. In the background, good and refine toasted aromas are always found along with a subtle smoked hint. Taste This wine is good and very nice at the attack. It has a very tasty, sweet mid palate with a silky texture and strong, powerful aromas. Some vanilla and cocoa notes which were bearly felt on the nose, are released along with the fruity and toasted aromas of this wine on its milky background. It shows a good acidity and sweet noticeble tannins. Its long finish leaves a toasted aftertaste.  A very nice and tasty wine.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 89
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 89

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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Valoraciones de productos
Reviews from customers who bought this product
  •  
    12/12/18 Cair Cuvée 2016 Had this wine in Seville and as there were 4 of us eating tapas asked the owner for his recommendation-he was right . Went back another night and had another assortment of tapas and had the Cair Cuvée again matched our variety of choices perfectly. With tapas of cheese,fish, white meat,red meat and chocolate the 2016 tasted delicious.Could not find Cair in Uk but found it on the internet in Barcelona.
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    01/04/17 Cair Cuvée 2014 outstanding, paid over £40 for it in a restaurant n London
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

    Winery Dominio de Cair

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    Imágenes y situación D.O. Ribera del Duero

    Dominio de Cair is the result of the curious personality of the winemaker from Rioja Juan Luis Cañas in the Burgos area of Ribera del Duero. This project was born from his passion for the vineyard in 2008, and it finally became a reality with the creation of the winery in 2012. Here, everything has been designed for what is truly important: optimal conditions and an extraordinary raw material to create wines of an exceptional quality. In such a short time, these wines have already won important prizes and mentions, both at a national and an international level.

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