(Pago de Carraovejas)
This winery was founded in 1988 by a group of wine lovers from Segovia, who wanted to produce wine from their own Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes using modern production techniques, in order to bring out the full personality of the Ribera terroir.
The estate is strategically located at the confluence of rivers and protected from the cold north winds and hail-carrying clouds by an imposing rock outcrop and the walls of Penafiel castle. The 60 hectares of carefully tended vineyards growing on the mythical slopes, have turned Pago de Carraovejas into an iconic Ribera del Duero wine, 25 years after its creation. This is one of the wineries which has been able to cleverly manage market demand for its limited production.
Very intense, deep cherry colour.
Good intensity, showing excellent harmony and complexity, with aromas of well ripened fruit along with toasted, spicy notes from the oak. Balsamic, slightly mineral, backdrop.
Elegant and silky, very harmonious over the palate. An explosion of retronasal aromas of great complexity: ripe fruit, cocoa and toasted notes. Very pleasant lactic finish. A wine of easy enjoyment.
This is the winery's top wine, made from its finest selection of Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. This wine looks for elegance and subtlety rather than potency and concentration. With this 2009 vintage, Tomas Postigo has achieved his objective of drawing our the wine’s personality even further. The excellent maturity and the fine, complex aromatic range make this a harmonious wine of tremendous elegance.
Recommended with authentic "Cochinillo de Segovia" roast suckling pig, served up in Segovia’s Jose Maria restaurant.