Pago de Carraovejas
Pago de Carraovejas is a project of the famous Chef Jose Maria Ruiz who pours this wine as house wine in his restaurant in Segovia under the name "Autor". Recently the famous winery Ossian has taken care of this bodega. Pago de Carraovejas has unique wines, each with its own unique hugely captivating personality. The wines have very expressive aromas, intense color, fleshy, powerful and exuberant taste that manifests each of the characteristics of each variety. In recent years, this bodega has made a huge boost and is now one of the top houses in the Ribera del Duero.
The bodega Pago de los Capellanes is located in the center of the famous wine growing region of Ribera del Duero in the province of Burgos. It is located just outside Pedrosa del Duero, where one of the best grapes in the whole Ribera is harvested. The name 'Pago de los Capellanes' is also the name of the area in which the vineyards and wine cellars are located. The Spanish word 'pago' means administrative area. Pedrosa de Duero is located at an altitude of 800 meters. Clay and limestone soils dominate the slopes of the region, in which the vines must be deeply rooted to get water. As a result, on the one hand there is a small, but on the other hand, well-concentrated production potential. There is 500 ml of precipitation per year and the weather conditions are extreme. Summers are very hot at up to 45 degrees in the vineyards and winters very cold. Some days it is 0 degrees. During the harvest it can reach up to 25 degrees during the day, while freezing at night. This promotes the ripening process of the grapes, which again increases the alcohol and tannin content and enhances the color. But the acidity remains the same.
In the beginning, the winery only had a few acres with a few thousand vines with the traditional pin pruning. Later, the Rodero couple expanded the wine-growing land to over 100 hectares. On that ground, 80% is planted with tempranillo (in the Ribera del Duero, it is called tinto fino), 10% with cabernet sauvignon and 10% with merlot. The maximum production quantity of the winery is 5000 kg of grapes per hectare. This number is significantly below 7000 kg per hectare prescribed by the Ribera del Duero control body.