CVNE Bela Ribera del Duero 2021
92 Points - James Suckling
Notes from the Winemaker
Bela is produced from hand-picked grapes, carefully selected from our 25-year-old vineyards situated more than 800 metres above sea level in the Villalba de Duero region.
The climate is continental, and the soil in this area comprises two areas. The first type is sandy loam soil (aromatic wines). The other type is clay loam soil (rich and structured wines), which is more impermeable and has an average depth of one metre and a medium level of carbonates.
The winemaking process is traditional. Cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by nine months of ageing in French oak barrels.
The wine is aged for a minimum of three months in the bottle before being released on the market.