Bela Ribera del Duero Spanish Red Wine 750 mL


92 rating Wine Advocate
“…mostly Tempranillo but some 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot too, and it matured in French oak barrels for nine months. ..textbook parameters from the zone and textbook profile of classical Ribera; it’s ripe without excess, with very integrated oak and a velvety palate with silky tannins… With time in the glass, it develops a precise note of licorice intermixed with berry fruit and some spices and herbs…” -Luis Guttierrez


“Bela is the name of the CVNE project in Ribera del Duero created in 2017 after they purchased the Anta Banderas (Antonio Banderas) winery there. It’s an homage to the great grandmother of the current CVNE generation, Sofía Real de Asúa, and includes a label based on the monopole label from the early years of the 20th century. They have vineyards in four villages, part of the Anta Banderas ones and further purchases, with the backbone of 74 hectares in Villalba. They want to resume production of wines in the style from yesteryear, not the power, alcohol, extraction and tannic style of the last few years; they aim for wines with character and restraint, fine wines from Ribera del Duero.

The Bela label comes from the vines in Villalba, which deliver wines with power and rusticity, but they also have nine hectares in Moradillo de Roa, which is the base for Arano, as the grapes there have more complexity and finesse. A third wine, called Áurea Minerva, is made from vines in Peñaranda de Duero, from a single plot. They currently produce 300,000 liters of wine, but they have planted four more hectares and have a further 35 hectares of land that should be planted starting in 2023.” The Wine Advocate

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in