Pago de Carraovejas
Pago de Carraovejas is a classic red wine from Ribera del Duero, a true icon among Ribera wines, a red that sells out every year within a few months of reaching the market.
It is a wine made from a blend of Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes.
A tasty, elegant and vigorous wine at the same time, capable of transmitting deep fragrances and palates. A richly nuanced experience that makes you... to endure in the memory.
It has an intense cherry colour with a very high layer with cardinal purple edges, even shiny.
On the nose is perhaps the best of the wine, intense nose of black fruit, with sweet smells of vanilla, toffee, balsamic and even nutmeg.
On the palate: very smooth, tasty, balanced, long on the palate, very pleasant aftertaste with a sweet and creamy finish.
Elaboration and Ageing
For the production and ageing processes, only the highest quality ripe fruit is used. The destemmed and uncrushed grapes are transported to the fermentation tank. All the movement of the grapes and paste is by gravity, without pumping, which allows it to arrive semi-whole. Fermentation takes place in specially designed tanks for more efficient maceration. They are flat tanks with a large hat surface. The barrels used for ageing are made of American and French oak.
Aging: 12 months in very fine-grained French and American oak barrels.
- The reflection of a terroir with centuries of winemaking history.
- Sands as the common thread of a vineyard with history that looks to the future.
- Ossian vines and vineyards, belonging to the prestigious winery Pago De Carraovejas.
- 92 Parker points.
Tasting notesView: Golden yellow with greenish reflections. Clean and bright.Nose: Intense and complex, with notes of stone fruit (apricot, nectarine) and white flowers. After aerating the glass, mineral and citrus aromas. Palate: Subtle entry with an unctuous and fatty palate, medium acidity, marked ripe fruit and a long finish
Small vineyards: For the production of Quintaluna, grapes originating from a selection of plots that extend over different parts of the north of the province of Segovia are used: Nieva, Aldeanueva del Codonal, Aldehuela del Codonal and Santiuste de San Juan Bautista. The old, pre-phylloxera grape predominates, which are blended with younger, selected and low-yielding vineyard grapes. The profile of the terroir is the living history of viticulture. It shows a mixture of sandy soils with high codon content. A structure that allowed these vines to resist phylloxera, a plague that caused the end of European vineyards at the end of the 19th century.
Fermentation with native yeasts: The harvest was carried out manually. The bunches, after passing through the selection table, were destemmed and gently pressed. The must fermented in small stainless steel tanks, with native yeasts. For nine months the wine remained in the same tanks on its lees and other elaborations in foudre and barrels. The wine was clarified and bottled in the summer of 2021.
One of the best-known and most prestigious wineries in Ribera del Duero, Pago de Carraovejas is the dream of restaurateur José María Ruiz, who after opening the famous restaurant that bears his name in Segovia, bought his first nine hectares of vineyards in the municipality of Peñafiel (Valladolid) at the end of the 80s.