the result of the effort

Crianza 1998

The interpretation of Pago

A wine that is the truest reflection of its origin.

  • Varieties: tinto fino (70%) cabernet sauvignon (25%) and merlot (5%).
  • Alcoholic by volume: 13.5%.
  • Soils: limestone texture with red clays and white loams. Low granulometry and high water retention.
  • Altitude: around 850 meters.
  • Harvest: manual, in  boxes 15 kg.


  • Ageind: 12 months in American and French oak barrels.
  • Clarified with natural egg whites.
  • Bottled: July 1999.

Sensory tasting: 

  • Color: Intense cherry red with violet highlights that will gradually disappear as it ages in the bottle.
  • Aromas : Intense and subtle ripe fruit aromas overlaid by anise and cassis that mesh perfectly with the vanilla and toasted aromas contributed by the wood,
  • Palate: The attack is smooth and meaty, becoming full flavored, tannic and well structured in mid-palate. Good aftertaste and lingering final sensations.
“Crianza is the most faithful reflection of Pago de Carraovejas. A wine that became a myth”.

Vintage history