Juan Luis Cañas and Juan José Iribecampos
were great friends before joining forces to take on the
challenge of producing top wine from Ribera del Duero together - so
much so that the name Cair is an amalgamation of the first two
letters of their respective surnames.
Based in Ribera del Duero, Cair embraces the innovative
viticultural and winemaking techniques found in its sister
Located by the town of Aguilera, Juan Luis and Juan José spent
years searching out the perfect vineyard sites and have struck gold
with low yielding gnarly old vines planted on very poor soils at
800-900m above sea level. Currently holding 70 hectares, they are
constantly on the look out for the right plots.
Extreme weather conditions, coupled with very low rainfall,
provide the perfect ripening conditions for the grapes.
Only the highest quality grapes are harvested each year with
rigorous selection taking place in the vineyards prior to grapes
being hand picked and passed through two sorting tables.
The meticulous care and attention to detail are evident in these
wines, which display both the power and finesse evident in the top
wines of Ribera.