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. 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.
Black cherry with violet hues around the rim. Very good depth of colour. The nose is intense, with a good balance between fruit and wood, with touches of fine wood, leather and black chocolate. Compoted black fruits and spices: vanilla, cloves and liquorice. Pleasant dairy nuances also appear. Its taste is ample, complex and powerful, with a good balance. Roasted and spicy tones also appear, well assembled with the ripe fruit. Silky smooth mouth feel with sweet tannins and a very long, lingering finish.
Garnet in colour with intense, complex and inviting aromas of ripe berry fruit, preserve, raisins and caramel notes. Dairy nuances over a slightly smoky background and a hint of jam and spice. Easy drinking style but full bodied, fleshy, silky smooth with sweet and polished tannins.