Medium ruby color; plum, blueberry, blackberry on the nose; black fruits, blueberry, minerality, oak smoke, sweet spice on the palate.
CVNE Bela Ribera del Duero Red Wine 2017
Dry; easy going, fleshy tannins; average acidity (3.7 pH). Medium body; 100% tempranillo. Grapes experienced cold maceration in stainless steel. Following fermentation, the wine spent six months aging in new and one-year-old French and American oak. This is fairly young tempranillo with short time in oak and fits the profile of such wine; 14% ABV.
The winery was built in 1999 and the vineyard planted in 2002, almost all in tempranillo. CVNE (Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana) began in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja. CVNE was founded by two brothers and today is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. The French architect Aleixadre Gustave Eifell—of Eifell Tower fame—designed the winery’s first cellar using steel trusses so there are no columns.