2020 Milsetentayseis Tinto by Pago de Carraovejas
Milsetentayseis La Peña is the new project of Alma Carraovejas who strives for only top quality coming from small plots located in the most unique sub-area of the Ribera del Duero: Fuentenebro. The plots are very old vineyards (Pre-Phylloxera) containing authentic very old Tinto varieties (5 pieces) of the Tinto de Fino (Tempranillo clones) planted over 100 years ago (see image with the very old vines). The vineyard is located very high and has a unique terroir and soil condition that is not found anywhere else as extreme as in the Ribera del Duero.
Milsetentayseis means 1076 and that is the height of the vineyard - one of the highest vineyards in the Ribera del Duero. The wine pays tribute to the Fuentenebro sub-region with its unique landscape, extreme altitude and uniquely distinct soil. The vineyard is located next to an old stone mine and has a very striking reddish soil with an excess of mineral deposits including quartz, mica and feldspar. It is very poor soil, but rich in minerals and all this makes wines of incomparable intensity and purity.
The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in small crates of 12kg. The whole bunches are gently crushed to extract the purest essence of each variety. Both fermentation and subsequent aging took place in large oak 600 liter barrels where the wine matured on its lees for six months to fully develop the complexity, texture and seriousness of this wine.
It is a wine designed to evolve over time. Its freshness and intense mouthfeel are representative of a modern style, with an emphasis on elegance, smoothness and balance.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address
|Type of Wine
|Castilla y Leon
|Ribera del Duero
|Pago de Carraovejas
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard