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Pago de Carraovejas
Ribera del Duero

The story of Pago de Carraovejas began in the 1970s, founded by Jose María Ruiz; it is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in Ribera. This vineyard spans 568 acres and is internationally known as one of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. Located on a steep slope perpendicular to the Duero River and parallel to the Duratón.  In 1991 when the first vintage reached the market, it instantly became one of the region's most notable reds.

Altitude 2,720 feet

The vertically-trained vines are situated along the southeast facing, rolling hills of the Botijas River Valley. Its tertiary soil consists of mostly limestone, clay, and sand, dating back 66 million years and imparts a recognizable floral and mineral nuance to the wines. With long, cold winters and intensely hot, dry summers, along with significant daily temperature fluctuations, grapes fully ripen throughout the day and retain freshness during the cool nights.

Featured Wines

Pago de Carraovejas 2018

Family-owned and operated since 1987, Pago de Carraovejas was founded with a single dedication to produce exceptional wines that capture the essence of its rich landscape and diverse ecosystem. Sustainably grown, hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeast, our commitment to quality has not waivered.

 

Recognizable by its balance and characteristic ripe, black fruit and berry flavors, violet aromatics and subtle spice, Pago de Carraovejas can be fully enjoyed young although it continues to develop in the bottle.

Pago de Carraovejas El Anejón 2016

90 Points - James Suckling 2020

91 Points - Tim Atkin 2020

Grown on a 19-acre plot facing the Peñafiel Castle, sloped terraces of calcium-rich limestone soil provide for nuanced and structured wine. Produced only in exceptional vintages, El Anejón is an expression of its land in liquid form.

 

Fermented with indigenous yeast in large Foudres then aged 12 months in new French oak and 36 months in the bottle, El Anejón boasts great minerality, bold black fruit flavors, a deep floral bouquet and toasted spice notes.

93 Points - Guia Peñín 2020

93 Points - Vinous Media 2021

96 Points - Tim Atkin 2020

95 Points - Guia Peñín 2020

95 Points - Vinous Media 2021

93 Points - James Suckling 2020

Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres 2015

Grown on our most coveted plot of just 9 acres at 3,000 feet above sea-level and unique for its steep slope, limestone soil and vertically-trained vines, Cuesta de las Liebres is a radical wine produced only in exceptional vintages.

 

Fermented with indigenous yeast in large Foudres then aged 24 months in new French oak and 24 months in the bottle, it is full of nuanced black fruit sensations, mineral notes and sweet spice from prolonged ageing. Only produced in exceptional vintages (no 2016 or 2017).

96 Points - Vinous Media 2021

95 Points - Guia Peñín 2020

93 Points - Tim Atkins 2020

93 Points - James Suckling 2020

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