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Pago de Carraovejas 2018

Pago de Carraovejas

2018
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PEÑÍN

The Pago de Carraovejas Crianza is a genuine icon among Ribera del Duero wines, it's the only way to...

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£33.20

/ 0.75 L btl

Details for Pago de Carraovejas 2018

Producer

Alcohol content i

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

The Pago de Carraovejas Crianza is a genuine icon among Ribera del Duero wines, it's the only way to explain why it runs out every year, a few months after being released onto the market. Its faithful fans eagerly await the new vintage, delighted by its now classic lactic volume and its immense fruit expression.

Its grapes grow on vines rooted in soils that combine limestone with red clay and white marl. The harvest is carried out manually using small crates, and the grapes are taken to a cold-storage room to be transferred later by gravity to the fermentation tanks, French oak vats and some small stainless steel tanks; the using of native yeasts will enable maximum expression of the terroir's characteristics and the singularity of each vintage. Again conveyed by gravity, the wine is transferred to American and French oak barrels, in which it will be matured for a year. Clarified with natural egg white and bottled by gravity with a select natural cork stopper, the now finished Pago de Carraovejas Crianza will continue to rest for a few more months in cellar before reaching the market.

This totally sensitive approach to its production is finally reflected in a distinguished wine that appears a lovely purple colour with attractive tears. Aromas of red fruits, spices, liquorice, blue flowers and woodland hints define its nose, whilst on the palate there's an assertive lactic element, with creamy toast and very fine, silky-textured tannins. A flavoursome wine, juicy and very well-balanced, with well-judged acidity and a persistent finish in which the hints of ripe fruit and the oak's toasty notes blend together nicely.

Food pairing

Lamb ribs / Cured manchego cheese / Iberian pork secreto

Vineyard

  • Vine age:30 years
  • Soil:Clay / Sandy loam / Marl
  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Vinification material:Stainless steel
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New and sused
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPurplish red / Purple rim
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Lactic notes / Sweet spices / Balsamic aromas
  • Mouth:Structured / Elegant / Profound / deep

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Lorna (29/12/2020)

Fab wine

Never fails. A wonderful full bodied wine that brings back very fond memories of our visit to Segovia.

by: David Gonzalez (23/12/2020)

Excellent wine

Pricey but really recommended but special occasions

by: André H. Hofman (27/10/2020)

A beauty

First a small correction, the alcohol content of this 2018 year is 15%, not 15,5%... Apart from that, this is a great wine and year, full bodied but very soft and tasty, without being too strong in alcohol because of its 15%. I drank this wine for the first time at Christmas 2019 when I was in Spain, and it was lovely then too. I can't remember the wine year though, so I 'gambled' with my 2018 order of 2 bottles, but I am very pleased that I did. From now on it will be on my order shortlist!

by: Xenia (05/06/2020)

Exquisito

Nunca se puede fallar con este vio. Exquisito para cualquier ocasion especial

by: Juha (12/12/2019)

Fine example of a distinctive Ribera del Duero

Young wine which is totally drinkable now but benefits for keeping year or two. Tasted several different vintages and always kept it´s promises. Highly recommended!

Pago de Carraovejas

Pago de Carraovejas

Pago de Carraovejas began life in 1988 in Peñafiel, right in the historic centre of the Ribera del Duero, and on the region’s most famous estate. Under the direction of Tomás Postigo (oenologist) and Emilio Arranz (head of viticulture), these 60 hectares of vineyards produced their first harvest in1991. Planted at an altitude of 750 m, the estate extends over gentle, sweeping slopes, facing south-west and on well-drained soil (sandy, limy, stony and deep). The vines, 75% T...