Get to know: Bardos CLEA, Ribera del Duero Reserva
A fantastic, full bodied Spanish red. The aroma is big and complex with blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry fruit, chocolate and fine French oak wood. Fleshy and powerful on the palate, with a strong personality that comes from Tempranillo grown here. The acidity and tannins are nicely balanced and give structure that makes it drinkable, but also food friendly. The finish is expressive and long.
Try this with braised shortribs.
"This wine from Ribera del Duero is a big, brooding red full of rich flavour and charm. If you like Cabernet Sauvignon and big Malbecs, you'll love this. I'd enjoy it with a slow cooked ox cheek stew."
Bardos are a range of wines produced by Vintae from the areas around the Duero, namely Rueda and Ribera del Duero. Stylistically they are clean and modern without being over ripe or too rich but instead are clean, fruit driven wines that are a joy to drink.
In the hardest area of Ribera del Duero, at altitude of more than 960 meters, this collection of wines is born in honour of all the brave women who have dedicated their lives to the vineyard. Strong, tenacious women that without whom, it would have been impossible to raise the vineyard and develop its treasures.
The Clea project is an initiative created by the winery and collaborated with Fademur - the federation of women’s associations in rural areas. This project is aimed at supporting different female entrepreneurship in rural areas. For this reason, each year, a percentage of the sale proceeds from their wines is donated to financing all projects from all participants.