Pago de los Capellanes Ribera Del Duero Joven 2015

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SKU 11510

750ml

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Named in honor of the religious chaplains who lived in the village of Pedrosa de Duero in the 14th century, today, Pago de los Capellanes is one of the most prestigious wineries of the region of Ribera del Duero. The vineyards of Pago de los Capellanes only grow Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grapes. The winery was initially founded with just a few select vines. It has expanded to a little more than 100 hectares of vineyards. Each plot receives personalized care, matching its unique features to grow the best possible fruit. Harvest is limited to 5.000 kg of grapes per hectare - well below the 7.000 kg allowed by the Regulatory Council of Ribera del Duero. The vineyards are divided into 44 parcels, whose fruit is processed separately during vinification. In the months leading up to the harvest, samples from each parcel are taken daily, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. They are used to analyze the evolution of the grape clusters, and the degree of maturity of the berries. It is not until early October, when the grapes are at their finest, that harvest begins.

The winery was built around eight centuries-old walnut trees. The first phase was completed in 1996. The spectacular aging cellar, with exposed concrete arches, is ten meters underground. The whole project was completed in 2010. While decidedly bold and modern, it also respects and highlights the beauty of its environment, summing up the winery's ethos. Farming/vinification practices are sustainable. The vineyards are farmed organically in vintages that do not present too many difficulties, and the wines are vegan.

Made from 100% Tempranillo from vines growing on a chalky clay soil, in Pedrosa de Duero. Harvest begins early October, and fermentation starts with indigenous yeasts. Aged for five months in medium toast, new French oak barrels. At the end of this period, it is put into tanks to rest, lightly filtered, then bottled.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
Brand Pago de los Capellanes
  • bot92

Bottle ShopWe love this Ribera del Duero. Deep, rich, exotic in flavor...the vintage is shining in this young (joven) wine. The intense floral and red forest fruit bouquet, leads to more of the same on the palate with hints of vanilla. Although the tannins are big, they are velvety, and the wine has a super long finish. Excellent. Will age in cellar as well for 5+ years if not longer.