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 from 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.
The wine shows interesting aromatic complexity with notes of fruit compote and jam blended with aromas of chocolate, coffee, toast, sweet spices and tobacco leaf from the barrel ageing period. On the palate the wine is soft with elegant tannins, personality and an unctuous mouth feel, leading to a long finish with hints of sweet spice.