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Dominio de Cair Crianza comes from an award winning producer in the prestigious Ribera del Duero region. Made from Tempranillo and aged in new oak for 14 months, this is an intense wine with flavours of leather, dark chocolate and black berry fruit. Beautifully balanced with smooth sweet tannins.
The name Cair is an amalgamation of the first two letters of two great friends’ surnames, Juan Luis Cañas and Juan José Iribecampos. After searching high and low for the perfect site they settled on the heights of Ribera del Duero, where in poor soils they found old, gnarly Tempranillo bush vines. Cair wines display the hallmark style of finesse and power, found in both Luis Canas and Bodegas Amaren in Rioja. Great balance between the fruit and the oak has seen these wines winning the IWC Ribera del Duero Trophy on occasion.
Located by the town of Aguilera, Juan Luis and Juan José spent years searching out the perfect vineyard sites and have struck gold with low yielding gnarly old vines planted on very poor soils at 800-900m above sea level. Currently holding 70 hectares, they are constantly on the look out for the right plots.
Extreme weather conditions, coupled with very low rainfall, provide the perfect ripening conditions for the grapes.
Only the highest quality grapes are harvested each year with rigorous selection taking place in the vineyards prior to grapes being hand picked and passed through two sorting tables.
The meticulous care and attention to detail are evident in these wines, which display both the power and finesse evident in the top wines of Ribera.
Producer Website: www.dominiodecair.com
Region: Ribera del Duero