Pago de Carraovejas, Pago de Carraovejas PDC (2015) 750ml
Type Wine - Still - Red
Producer Pago de Carraovejas
Region Castilla y León, Spain
Grapes Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Pago de Carraovejas, Pago de Carraovejas PDC (2015)
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Produced from the following grape varieties
Tinto Fino (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%) y Merlot (4%).
Pago de Carraovejas is made with grapes grown in our vineyards in the Botijas River valley, and planted between 1988 and 2011. Our work over the last 30 years has been geared to handcrafted viniculture, that puts as much care as possible into the microclimate conditions and the details. We have placed particular attention on the maintenance of the soil by plant cover that already grows spontaneously. It allows us to develop the ecosystem of the valley, which we respect scrupulously, using organic fertilizer and sulfur as the sole basis of our viticulture.
Depending on which plot they come from and the time they enter the winery, the grapes may be deposited in cold chambers to prevent oxidation and preserve the aroma. We carry out a two-part selection: first on the vine, where we choose the bunches, and then on a belt in the winery, where we remove the grapes that do meet the necessary conditions. The grapes enter the winery and are transported with the assistance of gravity. The deposits are filled slowly and gently. Depending on the characteristics that we detected when tasting the grapes, we ferment them either in stainless steel deposits or French oak barrels. For years we have worked with our own yeast that has been isolated from the vines by our team. This work is also partly responsible for the Carraovejas character.
The wines remain in the barrels for around twelve months.We don't like to influence your tasting of Pago de Carraovejas, but we would like to share the feelings we have with respect to this Pago de Carraovejas 2015. As we have been tasting the wines, we've had a feeling of both volume and soft tannins, as well as a significant potential for aging and floral notes that accompany the fruit.