Bodegas Bela Roble 2018 / 2020

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Ribera Del Duero
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Rating: 92 James Suckling Points

Climate: Mediterranean climate influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
Terroir: Bela is made using selected grapes from a vineyard located in Villalba de Duero, in the province of Burgos. These vines are 30 years old on average and planted in clay-calcareous soils at an altitude of 800 m and cultivated using traditional methods
Winemaking: In the winery, the Bela grapes are cold macerated and then fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Finally, the wine is aged for 6 months in new and one-year-old American and French oak barrels

Color: Dark garnet with violet and purple hues
Nose: Complex, with fruity aromas, red fruits, spicy notes, flowers and smoky notes
Palate: On the palate it has personality, with flavoursome tannins. Good acidity. Long and persistent finish

About the Winery:
Bela is a winery, a single vineyard, and a homage to its founders. This puts it in a unique position for producing and ageing some of Ribera del Duero’s most outstanding wines.

Bela was born in 2019 in Villalba del Duero, Burgos. It is home to a cutting-edge wine cellar built in wood, metal and glass, and 82 hectares of vineyards, for the most part, grown on trellises.

This winery is a homage to the ancestors of the CVNE family. The winery was named in honour of Sofia, daughter of Eusebio Real de Asúa, co-founder of the winery in 1879, and in turn great-grandmother of the current managers. She was known in family circles as Bela. The three stars you see on their wine labels stand for Bela and her brothers, Áurea and Ramón.