the result of the effort

Reserva Especial Cum Laude 1998

A singular elaboration

An exceptional vintage that gathers the best of a specific landscape and time.

  • Varieties: tinto fino (75%) and cabernet sauvignon (25%).
  • 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


  • Aging: 24 months in French oak barrels.
  • Clarified with natural egg white.
  • Bottled in December 2000.

Sensory tasting: 

  • Color: intense cherry red, very covered and still preserving its youth in the violet reflections, which will be transformed with time in bottle.
  • Aromas: exuberant and forceful, ripe fruit well combined with intense spices and toast. Clear predominance of forest fruits.
  • Palate: sweet and warm tannins stand out, which become soft, glyceric and very unctuous. The aftertaste leaves the mouth impregnated with complex sensations typical of a great wine, tasty and round.
“Pago de Carraovejas Reserva Especial Cum Laude is something unique; an elaboration that gathers the best of a particular time and place”.