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Pago de Carraovejas Ribera del Duero
Pago de Carraovejas
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

Pago de Carrovejas is made in pure respect for its origin, reflecting the winery's desire to create a wine that truly expresses the characteristics of its terroir. 

The Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot vines are spread over different slopes of the valley and wilderness, at 900 meters above sea level. On the tertiary soil, loamy limestone emerges on the surface, with the presence of clay and sandstone. The austere soil forces the vines to self-regulate their yield.

Well balanced with firm yet subtle tannins. Characterized by its ripe, black fruit and berry flavors, violet aromatics and subtle spice, Pago de Carraovejas can be fully enjoyed young although it continues to develop in the bottle. 

Specifications
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
90% Tempranillo, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot (2016); 93% Tempranillo, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot (2018)
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
tertiary soil - loamy limestone with clay, sandstone & gypsum.
Vinification
Hand harvested. Cold chamber. Crushed; no pressing. Must is extracted by gravity. Fermented with indigenous yeast, followed by malolactic fermentation with native microbiota from the estate. Aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels. Clarified with natural egg white.
Production
133,333 six-packs (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Suckling pig, roasted lamb, grilled game meats, Manchego cheese.

Reviews and News

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 94 PTS - TP

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 94 PTS - TP

tasting panel logo"A blend of 93% Tempranillo with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this dynamic red sings of violets and crushed rock. Wild raspberry and cranberry give way to a floral presence of dusty lilac and sturdy tannins. Spiced plum and cedar are divine on the finish."

- The Tasting Panel (September/October 2021), 94 pts

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Glass-staining ruby. Intensely perfumed cherry liqueur, blackberry, potpourri and licorice qualities on the highly fragrant nose, along with emerging spice and mineral nuances. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated cherry-vanilla, dark berry preserve and spicecake flavors that firm up through the midpalate. Shows a suave interplay of richness and energy and finishes impressively long, smoky and precise, with a resonating floral note and polished tannins adding subtle grip. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2021), 93 pts

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 92+ PTS - WA

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 92+ PTS - WA

wa"The toasty 2018 Pago de Carraovejas is lush, generous, ripe and well oaked, with aromas of ripe black fruit and plenty of sweet spices. It's full-bodied and reveals abundant, fine-grained tannins and a finish dominated by oak-related flavors. This has a commercial profile for those who like ripe and well-oaked Tempranillo, very good in its style and with the freshness of the vintage."

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (June 2021), 92+ pts

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 90 PTS - JS

2018 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Plenty of juicy, ripe fruit with some dried-strawberry, walnut and chocolate character. Medium to full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Fairly straightforward. Drink now."
- James Suckling (November 2020), 90 pts

2017 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 92 PTS - JS

2017 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"This offers a wealth of ripe dark berries and plums on the nose with good purity. The palate has a very juicy and concentrated feel. The tannins are nicely groomed. This holds good shape and length. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (July 2019), 92 pts

2016 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 89 PTS - WE

2016 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Lactic oak combined with very ripe fruit results in aromas of buttermilk, jammy berry, cough drop and campfire. In the mouth, this feels severely tannic and packed to the brim with fruit. Oak-based flavors blanket berry tastes, while this remains woody as a sawmill on the finish. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 1st 2019), 89 pts

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2015 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - JD

2015 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2015 Ribera del Duero is a blend of mostly Tempranillo yet includes 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot, all brought up in French oak. It has a rockingly good bouquet of blueberries, violets, and spice. This carries to a full-bodied, sexy wine that has no hard edges, a seamless texture, outstanding purity of fruit, and a big finish. It’s a serious wine that I suspect is capable of keeping for 10-15 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 93 pts

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2015 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 92 PTS - WA

2015 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera Del Duero - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The Crianza and Reserva have been merged into a single 2015 Pago de Carraovejas, a case study of success in Spain showcasing the ripe and powerful style of Ribera del Duero with generous oak and concentration. It's a heady Tempranillo (complemented by some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot) with 15% alcohol and moderate acidity. A whopping 700,000 bottles and 14,000 magnums produced. The quality is impressive for the volume. A crowd-pleaser (in its style). - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 92 pts

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Producer Information: Pago de Carraovejas

Pago de Carraovejas was founded in 1988 and is located in the town of Peñafiel. Pago de Carraovejas loosely translates to "the place where the sheep walk by".

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