the result of the effort

Reserva 2014

A tribute to the Carraovejas Valley

Reserva is a sincere tribute to the Carraovejas Valley and an elaboration that seeks to extol its origin in an outstanding way.

  • Varieties: tinto fino (78%) cabernet sauvignon (15%) and merlot (7%).
  • Alcohol by volume: 15%
  • Soils: Limestone texture with red clays and white loams. Low granulometry and high water retention.
  • Altitude: around 850 meters.
  • Harvest: manual, inboxes 15 kg

The 2014 vintage was marked by a very early start to the cycle. In April, the vineyard at Pago de Carraovejas was already showing signs of activity, which was very unusual. The spring was very hot and anticipated the arrival of summer. A summer that was less warm than usual and was reinforced by an unbeatable end of the cycle with a September that was more summer than autumn. The harvest, slow and conscientious, began on September 26 and ended on October 18 with the entry of Cabernet Sauvignon. The rains close to the harvest lengthened the picking process, but the quality and sanitary parameters remained intact for a vintage that was as peculiar climatologically speaking as it was hopeful for its qualitative characteristics.

The predominant soils on the slopes of the estate have a limestone loam texture with medium grain size, but at the same time are very well drained for adequate ripening. The plots were planted between 1988 and 2011 with a Double Cordon Royat cropping system.

The grapes are harvested by hand using small volume crates and after passing through a cold chamber, the grapes enter the tanks by gravity. Fermentation is carried out in small stainless steel tanks and French oak vats managed under “Haute futaie” with indigenous yeasts and bacteria from the estate, unique and original, to express to the maximum the characteristics of our terroir, respecting the uniqueness of each vintage. The wine is aged in barrels using gravity. It has been aged for 12 months in selected barrels of extra fine grain French oak. Clarified with egg white and bottled by gravity with a selected natural cork stopper in April 2016.

“Pago de Carraovejas Reserva is an honest and sincere elaboration that seeks the maximum expression of the valley. A wine destined to last and to excite”.

Vintage history