The result of the effort

El Anejón 2009

The terraces of Carraovejas

Terraces overlooking the Castillo de Peñafiel that smell of mountains and aromatic plants. Infinite mouth that whispers that this wine is born of an unprecedented ecosystem.

  • Varieties: Tinto Fino (93%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%) and Merlot (1%).
  • Alcohol by volume: 14.5%.
  • Soils: Soils of limestone-loam texture.
  • Altitude: 850 meters
  • Harvest: manual, in  boxes 15 kg.

The harvest began on October 1 and ended on October 27, coinciding with the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest. The 2009 vintage was characterized by a lack of rain and excellent sanitary conditions for the grapes. The rigorous selection in the vineyard and proper irrigation management resulted in very healthy, high quality grapes.

The terraces of the El Anejón plot welcome the Carraovejas valley. It is a steep slope facing the sun, with privileged views of the castle of Peñafiel. Here we practice a very characteristic viticulture, in one of the few examples of terraced vineyards in the D.O. Ribera del Duero. The soils of the narrow terraces have a very compact limestone-loam texture. The presence of white calcareous salts contributes, along with other factors, to the distinctive minerality of our bottles.

The grapes are harvested by hand using small volume crates and after passing through a cold chamber, the grapes enter the tanks by gravity. At Pago de Carraovejas, the wine is fermented with the estate’s own indigenous yeasts and bacteria, unique and original, to express the characteristics of our terroir to the maximum. These processes take place in French oak vats from forests managed under the “haute futaie” system. The wine enters the barrel using gravity. It has spent 12 months in selected extra-fine grain French oak barrels. Clarified with egg white and bottled by gravity with a selected natural cork stopper in April 2011.

“The aroma of the terraces of Pago de Carraovejas”.

Vintage history