£33.40/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Pago de Carraovejas 2018
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.
Lamb ribs / Cured manchego cheese / Iberian pork secreto
- Vine age:30 years
- Soil:Clay / Sandy loam / Marl
- Vinification material:Stainless steel
- Ageing period:12 months
- Barrel age:New and sused
- Type of wood:French and american oak
- ViewPurplish red / Purple rim
- Bouquet:Red fruit / Lactic notes / Sweet spices / Balsamic aromas
- Mouth:Structured / Elegant / Profound / deep
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
- Decanting:Aeration is recommended
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: SBH (21/02/2017) - Vintage 2014
Excellent smooth Spanish wine
So smooth, a quality red wine that never disappoints bottle after bottle. First tasted in a superb restaurant in Banahavis and since bought 24 bottles it is that good.by: Juha (12/12/2019) - Vintage 2017
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!by: David N (14/09/2018) - Vintage 2015
You can’t go wrong with this wine
You can’t go wrong with this wine, good price for excellent quality. Will order the next batch very soon for sure.by: Shakey D (21/07/2019) - Vintage 2016
First drunk at Hispania in EC2. Delicious Ribera. An easy drinking staple of any good cellar. In my view at least.
Wine from Bodega 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...