The result of the effort

El Anejón 2012

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 (78%), Cabernet Sauvignon (11%) and Merlot (11%).
  • Alcohol by volume: 15%.
  • Soils: Soils with a chalky-loam texture.
  • Altitude: 850 meters
  • Harvest: manual, in boxes of 15 kg.

The absence of water in the spring and during the summer marked the year 2012 indelibly, causing the vines to suffer extreme hydric stress. The numerous R+D+ projects, large investments for suitably irrigation schemes and hygrometric sensors placed at the roots done in previous years paid off during a year as complicated as this one. Having managed the irrigation system qualitatively is a factor that will reach its maximum expression in this vintage that, together with the healthy raw material thus obtained is already fermenting to, we hope, surprise us with a clear singularity.

The terraced vineyard is located on a hillside at 900 metres above sea level with 30%-40% slopes. High minerality limestone soils, with white calcareous salts and a high compacting degree. The vineyard was planted in 2001, with a Double Cordon Royat training system.

Grapes are handpicked and taken to the winery in small crates . After spending a few hours in a refrigerating chamber the grapes are placed into the vats by gravity. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are carried out in small French oak Haute Futaie vats with yeasts and bacteria found at the estate, allowing the wines to fully express the terroir and respecting each vintage ́s unique characteristics. The wine gently flows into the extra fine-grain French oak barrels by gravity flow where it will spend 12 months. Fined with natural egg white and bottled by gravity with selected natural cork stoppers in April 2014.

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

Vintage history