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Bela Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Bela Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain

From one of Spain's pre-eminent wine regions, the 2021 Bela Tempranillo embodies the rich winemaking tradition of Ribera del Duero. Overlooked by the historic Castillo de Peñafiel, this wine is crafted from mature vines and showcases the complex and elegant character of the region's famed Tempranillo grape.

Product Details:

  • Region: Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
  • Vineyard: Own vineyards in Villalba de Duero, over 820 meters above sea level
  • Grape Varieties: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
  • Soil: Sandy loam and clay-loam textures, well-aerated and well-drained
  • Winemaking: Traditional process with cold maceration, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and nine months of aging in French oak barrels
  • Alcohol Content: 14.2%
  • Total Acidity: 4.8
  • pH: 3.73
  • Volatile Acidity: 0.40
  • SO2 Free/Total: 32/72
  • Total Polyphenols Index: 70
  • Suitable for Vegans: Yes

Sensory Description: The 2021 Bela Tempranillo greets you with a high-intensity cherry-red color highlighted by purple hues. Its aromatic complexity reveals floral notes intertwined with red fruits such as currant and raspberry, enhanced by subtle sweet spices and the nuanced influence of French oak, including vanilla and clove. On the palate, it is marked by tasty tannins and a distinctive personality, leading to a long, fruity aftertaste with a final touch of minerality, adding elegance and finesse.

Winemaker's Background: Bela is part of CVNE, a prestigious wine company with deep roots in Spanish winemaking history. Founded by Eusebio Real de Asúa, the label's design is a tribute to his children, represented by stars, with Sofia, known as Bela, being one of them. The winemaking tradition at CVNE emphasizes quality and heritage, with Bela continuing this legacy by producing exceptional wines from their vineyards in Ribera del Duero.

Serving Suggestions: To fully appreciate the nuances of the 2021 Bela Tempranillo, serve it at a temperature of 59-61°F (15-16°C). This wine pairs beautifully with grilled meats, roasted lamb, and hearty stews, making it an excellent choice for elegant dinners and festive occasions. Its complex flavors and refined structure also make it a delightful companion to aged cheeses and charcuterie.


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