The result of the effort

El Anejón 2011

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 (91%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%) and Merlot (5%).
  • Alcohol by volume: 15.5%.
  • Soils: Soils with a chalky-loam texture.
  • Altitude: 850 meters
  • Harvest: manual, in boxes 15 kg.

This year grapes were harvested between the 26th of September and the 14th of October. The abundance of sun and lack of water shortened the growing cycle down to nearly one month before usual. Despite being a very hot year the lack of water made for healthy grapes and provided the conditions for varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen optimally. In the case of the Merlot, because there were no rains during the flowering stage, making for perfect grape setting, and for the Cabernet Sauvignon, for the possibility of a long maturation cycle. These conditions made for excellent vintage, with grapes of exceptional color and perhaps the making for Gran Crianza wines.

The plot of land is located on a terraced hillside located at 900 m above sea level with slopes that range between inclines of 30% and 40%. High minerality chalky soil with white limestone salts and high compaction degree. It was planted in 2001. Double Cordon Royat.

The grape harvest is carried out by hand using small crates and after passing through a refrigerated container it is transferred into tanks via gravity. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is carried out in small French “Haute Futaie” Oak casks with unique and original local yeasts and fermenting bacteria from the vineyard itself, to bring out the very best of our terroir, respecting the uniqueness of each and every vintage. The wine is always racked into the barrel via gravity. It remains in the handpicked extra-fine grain French Oak barrel for 12 months. Clarified with egg whites and bottled by gravity with natural cork stoppers selected in May 2013.

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

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