Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
75cl * 14.5% ABV * Ribera del Duero, Spain
In 1999, José Miguel Arambarri, from La Rioja, decided to rebuild his ancestors' business and to plant his first vineyard. Before long there would be many more vineyards, wines and wineries with the incorporation of his sons, José Miguel and Ricardo, with a clear goal: to innovate the wine market. Today Vintae is a wine company with more than 50 employees that continues to grow year after year and so far produces wines in 15 Denominations of Origin.
This Clea from the Ribera del Duero has a strong structure, maturity and smoothness. It's an intense cherry red colour with shades of violet and purple accents. On the nose it has a great aromatic intensity and reminds us of dark fruits, chocolate, spices and smoky aromas. It's followed by a palate that's harmonious and well-structured, powerful and fleshy. Noble mature tannins run to the end along with a fine acidity and lingering aftertaste.
2016 was one of the standout vintages from both quantity and quality point of view. The harvest was lavish with good maturity. The wines show a lot of fruit and body with good capacity for storing.