In 1879 C.V.N.E. was founded by Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asua in Rioja. 140 years later C.V.N.E. is still controlled by the descendants of the founders.
Bela, located in the premium D.O. Ribera del Duero, is the latest jewel to be added to the C.V.N.E. crown, representing our ongoing ambition to take our winemaking expertise to exciting new Spanish regions.
Bela is produced from hand harvested, carefully selected grapes from our own vineyards situated at more than 800m altitude in the village of Villalba de Duero. The soils are calcareous clay and sandy loam and the climate here is continental.
The wine making process is traditional, with pre-fermentation cold maceration in stainless steel tanks, and, following fermentation, six months ageing in American and French, new and one-year old oak barrels.
Powerful and dense, but there is an elegance to it as well. Perfume of deep, black fruits, spice, minerals and a Bordeaux-like softness, generosity and complexity that belies its price. This is set to be one of the stars from our Spanish collection.